Toadstool Curio Blog
The home of an ecclectic range of paper, digital, fabric and yarn crafts, plus a few mixed media projects to spice things up a bit!

Friday, 11 November 2011

Freebie - Anyone for Bingo?

A few years ago, when Bingo cards became popular in scrapbooks, particularly in digi layouts, I made a few different types for my own for use in my papercraft projects. I use them on cards, layouts, gift vouchers, mini books, etc. Maybe because I love playing bingo, but also because I love collecting and using real ephemera or fake ephemera if the real thing isn't available.

I am not a regular gambler and am not keen on online bingo or playing at giant bingo halls, but I do love a game of 'housey housey' at amusement arcades and holiday parks. I have very fond memories of playing bingo with my grandmother on precious trips to the seaside. Not for the prizes, but just the sheer thrill of the chance of winning and frantically trying to keep up with checking off the numbers. I even got my husband hooked on it when we went on holiday to Malta about ten years ago. We used to return to the same town every year as we love the country so much. One of the real treats was playing a nightly game of bingo at the hotel after dinner. We are passed the age of going clubbing and don't like pubs, so it was an ideal night out for us before a walk along the seashore and an hour visiting the tourist shops to browse local crafts and souvenirs.

Anyway, I was working on another project using one of my bingo cards and thought I would share with you. If you would like to download it, just copy the picture and use as you wish. I just ask that you leave me a comment and consider following my blog. If you would like to share with a friend, or on your own blog, please use the link to this post and they can copy the file themselves.

When I've finished the project using the card, I'll add that here too. I've also got a few more freebies to share over the next few days as I finish editing them and tidying up the edges. I hope you'll visit again and download them too.

Here are a few slight variations for you too. Just save to your pc and use as you wish.


Elaina said...

Thank you for sharing such a useful item.

Alix said...

oooh that is lovely and thanks for sharing it :0)

sutty said...

I don't gamble particularily either but love the vintage ness of those cards - thank you.

Margaret said...

This is great! Our ladies group at church plays bingo every year, for little trinkets, at our Christmas party. It is the highlight of our gathering! Thanks so much for sharing and can't wait to see your creation!

Glen said...

Thanks so much for your generosity in sharing Charmayne. *Ü* I particularly like this Bingo card as it has my house number on it! *Ü* ~Glen~

Karen leonard said...

Love this image..thank you for sharing. Karen

Jackie said...

Thank you for using Bingo cards on LO's!!

Maria Luisa- scrap said...

Muchas gracias!!

Eniko said...

Thank you for the Bingo cards!

Del said...

Thanks for this it's perfect for an 80th card I have to make! xx

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