Saturday, 10 May 2008

Leaving Card For Anita

My friend Anita and her family have been living in England for about two and a half years now. They came over from America through her husbands work. About a year ago Anita and another lady from the States called Beth decided to introduce the ladies of Cheshire to "Bunco" nights. Bunco is a game played with 3 dice and 12 players (although you can play with more or less!) The aim of the game is to keep rolling sixes until you get 21 points. You get 1 point if you roll 1 six and 5 points if you roll 2 sixes. If you roll 3 sixes then you have to shout "Big Bunco!" and you've won that round. At the end there's cash prizes for the person with the most wins, most losses, most Big Buncos and the last Big Bunco. It's actually quite difficult to explain but very easy to play and to be honest it's more about the ladies getting together once a month to eat chocolate and have a laugh - the game is just an added bonus. It was quite an emotional Bunco night this Thursday, Anita is leaving to go back to America in two weeks. The Bunco Ladies all clubbed together and we bought her a teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and 4 mugs and I made a card which everyone signed. I thought I'd use lots of Sugar Nellie stamps (and there's a Magnolia in there too) to represent all the Bunco Ladies. I really liked the way it turned out. If it looks very tall it's because it's a 12 by 12 sheet of card folded in half.

9 comments:

ScrapMomOf2 said...

Can you believe that I've never played bunco? In fact, I don't know anyone that plays! Sounds fun! Anyway, very sad that your friend is leaving. What a wonderful card that you made for her! It's gorgeous, and she's sure to love it!

pescbrico said...

friends are so rare and important! I'm sure she will cherish this card for a long time! It's a beautiful card!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh wow I LOVE this!!! What a sweet and awesome memory for your friend to always treasure!!!

Em said...

aaahhh, it's always sad when friends move, but at least you will all have some very happy memories. Bet she loves the card and pressies.

Dee said...

The card looks fab Fe, the Sugar Nellies and Tilda tamps are great together and just love the colours. Anita will love it to bits I'm sure....

Mum X

Shh-Shh said...

Great card ..I love how they all just look like they belong together!
Fab as always.x.x.x

malieta said...

This is darling Fe-Fe! I love the way you incorporated all the images and your friend will love her going away card!

Dawn said...

Brilliant card Fe - and what a selection of Sugar Nellies - beautifully coloured. I have never heard of Bunco but it sounds great fun.

Lea said...

I've never heard of Bunco but I adore the card to you made for your friend.