Wednesday, 24 June 2009

Remember Pacman?

and the inside, gobbling up some happy birthday balls
Remember pacman? One of the earliest gameboy games, that little yellow ball that used to gobble all the other balls up? It's my son's birthday on friday. He works for one of the big computer games companies so I thought this card would be fun. I cut the circles out with my george cartridge, and the dark grey frame around the edge of the card was done with the stretch your imagination cartridge. I covered the front of the card with a dull silver paper (DCWV) and added some buttons for the 'controls'. I know it looks like a kids card, but he is still a bit of a kid at heart. At least he will know I made it just for him.
I am not surprised he ended up in that industry, he certainly spent enough time practising when he was a kid. One Christmas, he was desperate for a gameboy, which we bought and wrapped, hiding it away in a cupboard. On Christmas morning, he proceeded to astound us with his dexterity and skill. Many years later, he confessed that he had 'found' the parcel (i.e. spent hours looking for the parcel), then carefully opened the packaging and removed his prize. He did this at every opportunity until Christmas day, by which time he was, of course, an expert.

31 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Wow Enfys that card brings make memories, its quite colourful and stunning. with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Myra B. said...

That is absolutely adorable and I love the story about your son! Sounds just like my brother. We grew up on Pacman and Atari 2600!!

SemSee said...

WOW, Enfys! What a unique and fantastically clever card!! Your son will be over the moon with it! And what a fantastic story (I remember doing the same thing one year myself...LOL!!). Have a great day! Hugs, Sem x

AUsome mom said...

Ah...the memories....Great card Enfys! I loved PacMan, but was never much good at it. I'm sure he will love it!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a fun card! i'll just bet he'll be ROTFLHBO! i was big into break out!

hugs,

Kim Piggott said...

Such a great card brilliant idea!
hugs
kim x

pinky said...

What a cunning little son you have!! lol. He will be sure to love this creation and thats a nice story to have to tease him with.
Pinky

eiyiyi said...

I had forgotten all about Pacman. Hmmm, what does that say about me?

Great card, I'm sure your son is going to love it.

Denise said...

adorable card that he will just LOVE knowing how much love you put into making it. Happy Birthday to your son. What a great memory share (oh I know only too well of hunting for presents before Christmas since I did it myself...LOL)

KreatesKards said...

Great card and an even better story about your son. Mom had a friend who could never stand a surprise. She mastered opening presents and rewrapping them just so she would know what was inside.

lisa said...

Great card for a computer addict, Enfys, I'm sure your son will love it.

Lisax

"SNOWMANLOVER" said...

oh how cute!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

TEE!! This makes me smile!! How fun!! :)

Becky said...

I remember :) and this is just to creative!!

Erin Glee said...

This shows my age~"Pong" was the first video game I ever played! Anyone else remember this?

Your card turned out great... personalized cards are the BEST!

Linda said...

This little Pac man card sure brought a smile to my face.

Crystal said...

i remember the days of pacman all too well!! in fact, i still like all those older games so much better than the new stuff today. especially tetris! i am still hooked to this day! and thanks so much enfys for letting me link your card on the wsb site! i just know that will give some much needed inspiration to everyone - it sure did to me!!! hugs!

Saskia said...

Hihi... this card is GREAT!!!!

Saskia :)

Karelj said...

Too cute. i can remember when PacMan was a stand alone arcade game....I guess that makes me old! Love it!

jem said...

I do remember pac man I played it alot while pregnant no wonder my son loves video games. Fab card en. janex

Nancy L. said...

what a fun card! my hubby loves pacman!

Tammy said...

This is so creative and cute Enfys!! My little guy plays PacMan on my ipod Touch all the time and loves it!!! I'll have to show him your card tomorrow when he's awake, he will like it! ;)

Hugs

Tammy

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Awesome card Enfys.. my kids grew up on pac man too. You are sooo clever.

scrapn_momof2 said...

Cute story. Oh how I remember Pacman well. Was never very good at it, but still loved it.

Cheryl said...

this is such a great card, so colourful and great story too love cheryl xxxx

Terrie B x said...

Oh I loved PACMAN!!!Enfys YOur card is fabulous..
Hope you and yours are well;) x

little cardmaker said...

Too cute. I LOVED Mrs. PacMan. I played that at the arcade for hours. Never did land that "play games for a living" job tho.

Peet said...

This is so fun! Stunning card, Enfys!!!
Hugs,
Peet x

~Jeri~ said...

OMG TOOO CUTE!!! I used to play this nonstop on the Atari when I was 9yrs old...wow almost 28yrs ago! Still love this game!! This is such an awesome card..especially for someone who grew up during that craze.

~JulieH~ said...

Brilliant En I remember pacman what a fab idea your son will love it!
Hugs
Juliexx

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