“ Genre: Design - Postcards / Authors / Designers: Brian Brooks, Cosmic Debris / Publication Date: 2002 / Publisher: Chronicle Books „
Why postcards? I collect unusual postcards as I enjoy looking at them and owning them but ultimately I buy them to use in my comping hobby. I enter competitions with them so the more unusual they are, the better. Although the price of stamps is going up at the end of April and this will make me reduce the amount of competitions I enter as I simply can't afford to buy so many stamps any more. This range of postcards caught my eye as they were colourful, unusual and high quality. Who is she? Oopsy Daisy is an American character and as such there is a large merchandising range available with her character featured. Not to be mixed up with Upsy Daisy from In the Night Garden. Oopsy Daisy is a clumsy character who has no trouble finding herself in big trouble. The box advises we laugh at OD's misadventures whilst writing about our own! OD reminds me of the Powerpuff girls a bit as she has a big head and big eyes and teeny body. Designs There are 30 postcards in the box and there are 15 designs, so two of each. The box sas it's one to keep and one to send which is quite nice. Examples A few random cards picked out show the following: - Oopsy Daisy in the back of a cop car with "oops, I got busted" on the car. She faces out of the rear window looking a bit distraught with big blue eyes. - OD pictured with raining love hearts embedding in her head "Ouchy Love Hurts!" says the card. - An upside down OD in the sea on an all-blue postcard, "Oops, I forgot to swim" she exclaims. - OD surrounded by @$! Symbols "Oops, I said the F-word" makes me suddenly realise this is not a children's doll!! Quality The cards are nice and thick and have slightly rounded edges. The picture side is glossy and the side you write on is cardboard so a pen will easily glide off. Packaging The cards come nicely boxed in a sort of playing cards style box. All made of cardboard so easy to recycle when you've used the cards although I'll get the scissors out and turn the front of the box into a spare postcard! Makers The postcards are printed by Chronicle Books, a company which is good for quirky stuff in the stationery department. I love this company! Price These postcards can be bought for five pounds on the Amazon website but I paid £1.99 for mine (I bought two sets) which I found at TK Maxx. My thoughts From Oops I went Punk to Oops I killed a gang of Ninjas these cards are definitely unusual. Not for younger children though as Oops I went to Hell and I said the F Word will get them asking some awkward questions. The quality of these cards pleases me, especially for the price I paid. I know they will arrive at their destination un-ripped and hopefully presenting themselves at the top of the pile! I think these are fun and I would send them in the post to friends and family who understand my sense of humour. I won't be seeking out the other items in the OD range but will enjoy using these postcards in my day to day hobby.