Monday, 15 November 2010

Tag Tuesday Challenge- Bingo!

I like making tags. You might have noticed, lol. And I love looking at other people's tags. I have often looked at all the gorgeous tags these crafty ladies produce week after week for the Tag Tuesday Challenge over at Kard Krazy. It was only when I was looking at some blogs this morning though, that I realised the theme last week was Bingo! And I had just been messing around with some old French Bingo cards. So, I decided to give it a go, why the heck not?

It is such a shame that so many Bingo halls have now closed down, because smoking is banned ( and people do like to have a smoke and a drink when playing ), and there are so many online Bingo places now. End of an era, really. I have only played Bingo twice in my whole life, once in Australia, oh, probably 27 years ago, and once when friends of ours opened another Bingo palace a few years ago, and we went to the opening evening. It was fun, I have to admit. The best thing about Bingo though is the hilarious way Bingo callers used to shout out the numbers here in the UK, you know, things like - 11, legs eleven, 83, time for tea, 55, snakes alive, 78, heaven's gate......... I have no idea whether they do that in other countries as well. Hmm. Do tell me if you know.

Anyway, enough chat, here is the Bingo! tag I made for my first Tag Tuesday, with my favourite Bingo Call, 88, Two Fat Ladies!!! You can see why its called two fat ladies, can't you?

And just in case you don't know the UK Bingo calls of old, here is the complete list of them -

And now for something completely different. We went to the one and only indoor car boot fair in our area yesterday morning, and thankfully, it wasn't a complete waste of time. I did find a few things, I'll post about them tomorrow.

Toodlepip for now, xx


Green thumb said...

Oh yes, of course we have our Bingo calls..they're related to "La smorfia napoletana" ..but it's not as polite as yours, lol!
Ok, you probably have seen on my blog what's for number 54..he he..
77 is women's legs, 47 is dead man who talks (when you dream it), 90 is the fright, etc..
So cute the 2 fat ladies!

Ann said...

Glad to see you on Tag Tuesday, this is one of my favorites posts. I adore your two ladies. Such a cute bingo tag. And the chart---I'm going to print it out and take time to read all the numbers.

Croap Queen said...

Very nice missus :-)

Uh oh, "the boot fair....wasn't a complete waste of time" - do I feel a few hundred pics of fabulous finds coming on? :-D

JJ xx

Sarah said...

Oh that's hysterical! Where on earth did you find those lovely ladies?!! Yes bingo numbers have the same funny things after them here too. I enjoyed looking through the list.

JeanFB said...

What a fabulous tag!!! I had never heard of bingo being called like that (I'm in the US), so your sheet with all the funny rhymes on it was so fun to read through. Love the vintage "punny-ness" of it all!

Maria said...

I am so pleased that you posted the list of bingo number names Liz, I wanted to buy the children a bingo set for christmas and was trying to think of the terms the other day, now i will be able to do the calling all properly !

Dorthe said...

Liz,--:) don`t really know about the danish bingo language! I have never bin to one, and never heard of something like your english version!!, how funny,--
Your tags are wonderfull, and soo sweet with those fat laydies--
--Thanks for the list...
Love, Dorthe

Debra said...

The bingo tags are so cute! I've never heard the rhymes for the numbers, must not do that here in the US. Can't wait for the pics of goodies!

Grand Purl Baa said...

Hello Jo
Soooo lovely to wake up to your comment over at Q ofthe TC this morning. Feeling very chuffed. Very chuffed indeed.
You have something pretty special going on here yourself. And you definitely do need one of those aprons. Mine was a gift - but here they are here - you can find anything you want on the web.

let me know when it arrives and we'll be twins.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Well,not only do I like your tag, but I also like your little "history" of bingo in the UK. Thanks so much for sharing both!

Xela said...

Dein Bingotag ist klasse geworden!
Ich muss ehrlich gestehen ich habe gar keine Ahnung wobei es bei diesem Spiel geht und habe es auch nie gespielt.
Aber was du erzählst hört sich lustig an :)

Ich wünsche dir was meine Liebe
*knuddel* Alexandra

Evelyn S. said...

I had no idea the UK used those great phrases for the numbers! Thank you for posting them...along with your oh-so-funny tag! Just delightful.

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