My Make Do and Mend Year

It’s just not cricket …

Well, actually it is.

I found this old cricket card game in charity shop shop at the weekend, and couldn’t resist.



I have lots of cricket fans in my family, so thought that they would make great cards, but hubby thinks we should do “something more” with them, but has failed to come up with any ingenious ideas.

So I am hoping that you lost, my creative, thrifty, crafty, ingenious readers, will have some ideas!







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  • Reply Robyn August 28, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    How about using one per page in a small book to crate a storybook for a child?

    • Reply Jen August 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Great idea. Or even for a cricket loving Big Kid!

  • Reply treadingmyownpath August 27, 2013 at 12:08 am

    No ideas, but love the cards!

    • Reply Jen August 27, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      They are fab aren’t they?!

  • Reply Jo Kneale August 26, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Stick three together just at the sides to make a hanging decoration. Punch holes in the top and bottom to string a chain together for a window or wall. Photocopy onto transfer material (blow up to preferred size) and decorate t shirts bags or cushions. Find or acquire an old cricket bat and glue a set on for a unique and interesting wall decoration. Use 2 together as a card holder for a man’s pocket. Scan and print out at various sizes for dividers in a file or filofax. Preserve one in resin with a felt backing as a paperweight.

    No, I have no idea what you could do with them. ;0)

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Wowzers! Fabulous, Thankyou. I especially love the idea of using an old cricket bat as a frame. Brilliant!

  • Reply Antonia August 26, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    Ooh, that looks fab! What size are the cards? They would look great framed in groups or perhaps singly.

    • Reply Antonia August 26, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Might have to commission you. Ian’s birthday is in October…

      • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:33 pm

        Happy to oblige! Give me a shout 🙂

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      Will go on the hunt for frames..!

      • Reply Antonia August 27, 2013 at 7:26 pm

        Yes please! Maybe three in a group? Can I choose which cards?

        • Reply Jen August 28, 2013 at 6:09 pm

          No problem, give me a shout!

  • Reply Nicola Burt-Skinner August 26, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    A storyboard!! 🙂

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Oh yes! Fab idea 🙂

  • Reply Sue August 26, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    What a great find! Maybe make some rectangular pen pots and cover sides with the cards ‘a la Blue Peter’ Hopefully the cricket loving members of your family would love them as a birthday or Xmas present.

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      Great idea Sue, Thankyou!

  • Reply Hilary August 26, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    But before you DO anything with them you must play the game!

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I think the instructions are on the back. We will give it a go!

  • Reply Krafty Karen August 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Frame in groups of four cards to make a picture, decorate a note book and use the cards as part of the decoration. Or just make cards with them, they would be fab for cards.

    • Reply Jen August 26, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Karen, great ideas!

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