Saturday, 15 January 2011

Missing, one hamster...

Afternoon, I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Ours started with being woken up by our 8 year old son bursting into our bedroom to tell us that the lid was off his hamster cage and Rufus the hamster was missing!!

Visions of the thing running through the house until it chewed on an electrical cable flashed through my mind, so my son and I started looking for it.  After about half an hour of searching he said he could hear scratching from in his wardrobe, so hubby and I started emptying it out, but no sign!!  Peering down the side of the wardrobe found one rather scared looking hamster and after about another 20 minutes we managed to coax it out, getting it into a plastic box and from there into it's cage, where it drank for ages and stuffed it's cheeks with food... I guess like most runaways the outside world looked enticing but turned out to be a frightening place :-) 

Small son (who is suspected of having undone the bit of the cage from where the hamster escaped from!) has been told NOT to touch.  The hamster appears unscathed, and is sleeping off his little adventure!!

After the early morning drama I needed to relax so made another card for Kerry to take to CHA, I based this one on the sketch at Stamptacular Sunday

I have used Shopping Nikki and the last of my lovely Doodlebug glittery paper - just a tiny piece left now :-)  I've also used my new scroll dies - I like them but they are a bit of a fiddle to get out of the die!!

I've also been working on a card for Monday, but I'll share that with you at a later date :-)

I'd like to enter this card into these challenges

Moving Along With The Times - Dreams (I'd love a day shopping!)

Thanks for stopping by, more tomorrow

Sue xx


pinky said...

Glad the hamster returned home safely lol, if only he could talk lol. Love your chocolatey card, very classy.

theCook said...

We had the same kind of hamster story but with a white mouse, the problem is she had found the way out of her cage and got out every night until we put her into another cage with a different closing system...
Still love as much this wonderful chocolate paper!

Pami said...

Goodness Sue, what a start to the day. I am glad the hamster is ok! I really love this chocolate paper you have been using. The scrolls look great as well. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week. Pami x

Linby said...

aah poor Rufus glad he is ok.
Love this card, that glitter background paper suits it so well.

Hayley @ said...

Oh Sue, that happened to me with my pet hamster years ago. He somehow managed to push the tube out from his cage and escpaed. It was hilarious, my younger sister was never very good at shutting the bathroom door on trips to the loo was sat on the loo and Jack ran across in front of her!!! The scream we heard from downstairs, well, we all roared with laughter!!
I'm hoping Grace will be happy with a pony and maybe a rabbit or guinea pig :)
Oh nearly forgot, your card is gorgeous!!!! I'm really loving the chocolate browns at the moment! xx

Kerry said...

I don't think you need a new hamster cage...just put it high enough so small son can't open it lol!
Love love love the card Sue :-D That pp is scrumptious but feel bad that you've only got a small piece left :( but glad you used it on my card :-D xx

Anita said...

Oh, Sue, what a way to be woken up in the morning lol! I'm so glad you found the hamster and that he's safe and sound.

Your card is gorgeous. I absolutely love that paper and I really like your flourishes too.

Marianne-db said...

Lovely card! I like the colors, brown is so wonderful.
Thanks for joining our sketch challenge at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Mariannne

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol Sue - that story reminded me of when i let the school hamster loose lol.. we found him in the sink and he bit me!
Love the chocolate colours in this card .. and the ribbon is gorgeous
Lisa ;)

deesdesigns said...

Oh the monochromatic look of your card is just gorgeous! Glad to hear your hamster was found and is recovering from it's ordeal.

I'm so glad you were able to join us for Chocolate challenge at My Time to Craft! Dee

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Sue and loved the hamster story - phew, thank goodness he was found.
Thanks for playing with us at MAWTT this week and good luck.
Hope you've had a great weekend and that all your dreams come true.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Lisa Jane said...

oops forgot to say Thanks or joining us at MAWTT .. fingers crossed your dreams come true
Lisa ;)