Sunday, August 16, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #20 - Father's Day

Here in Australia we celebrate Father's Day the first Sunday in September - so that's the theme for this fortnight's challenge over at Magnolia Down Under. I know a lot of our international friends celebrate this day at a different time - but why not get a head start for next time - or just send a card to your dad to let him know you're thinking of him!!!

Now here I may lose a friend or two...I'm not a huge Twilight fan - I have tried to read the books and have seen the movie twice, and own it!!! - but it's just not ME. I do however admit to being a Harry Potter fan - and this little Edwin has always reminded me of him - I am always tempted to add a little zig zag scar to his forehead! I haven't added the scar but I did add his owl Hedwig to my card - LOL.

My dad would have loved this card were he still with us. He was a professor - not from Hogwarts - but the theme is there! I've used my brand new Stars embossing folder - 'cause my dad was the biggest star I know! And because he was larger than life to me the letters had to be too. It's times like these I think of my dad and all the things I miss about him - so a little bit of fun with some cardstock was a great way to enjoy some of the fun memories.

Hope you can spend some time honouring your dad and join us over at MDUC.

xXx

21 comments:

Kristy Young said...

This is soooo gorgeous Debbie! Love it.
Kristy xo

Tracey Feeger said...

Super cute Debbie. I love the colours and the big letters look great. Wonderful job as always.
mwah
Trace

Stamp and Smile said...

Adorable Father's Day Card!! You put lots of thought and LOVE into your card. And the CB embossed background is a folder I need to purchase... you did your job enabling me! And the owl is so CUTE!! TFS.... Michelle :)

nessy said...

what a lovely thought ~ love your harry potter themed card ~ adorable detail!!
vanessa xx

Kerrie said...

Just adorable, lovely thoughts of your father.

Debbie M said...

Hi Debbie

You have really wonderful, beautiful ideas. I absolutely adore all your cards. This one is so CUTE! Love the owl touch. Yes very 'Harry Potter'

Debbie M

Annette said...

Oh Debbie it is wonderful, I am sure your dad would have most certainly have loved this card!! Once again outstanding colouring, I am still practising. Love Hedwig! Take CareX:)

"Tillymint" said...

Such a cute card Debbie - I really like the sitting down Magnolia's!!

Andrea, said...

Fab card Debbie, great images and I love the embossed background

Sharon said...

I'm sure Dad would have loved the card especially the sentiment behind it. I miss him too.
BTW i love the twilight books, but Dad probably would have hated them to LOL
lots of love

Ramona Michaluk said...

Great card Debbie - very bright and bold. Love the little owl and Edwin looks so cute. The new embossing folder is a nice touch - I haven't yet used mine but have some ideas for it. Really stunning card (like all of yours) !!

Norma said...

Debbie, hoo hoo hoo, beautiful card! As usually your colouring is amazing. I like the clean look of your card. Love the thoughts that goes behind this card.

Hugs.
Norma

I'm a Harry Potter fan too, but haven't managed to actually read the last 2 big fat book. My nieces keep egging me on. LOL.

Emily said...

What a beautiful card to honor your father's memory Debbie. I'm sure he would have loved it. That is a cute embossing folder and I have it on order right now. Thanks for the inspiration:))

Yolanda said...

Sorry to hear about your father, I lost mine too. I therefor have no reason to make a fathersday card.
I like your card though :).
Sending you strengh and hugs,
Yolanda

Merry said...

What a wonderful card. I love how you have him sitting on the letter D.

Kellie Winnell said...

As always a fantastic card, you always make the challenges look so easy! An amazing inspiration for all that join in! xx

Kristie said...

Kellie's right...you do always make the challenges look so easy :) This card is fabulous and I'm sure your Dad would have loved it ♥

Liam said...

What you don't like Twilight oh my goodness!!! Well I must admit Edwin does look like Harry Potter. I love that stars embossing folder it looks great on the card. Love it. thanks for sharing another beautiful card.

Liam

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Your dad would be so glad to know how you still think of him and miss him... and somehow I think he DOES know. What a beautiful tribute, Debbie. Truly.

I haven't seen Twilight. I tried to read the book, but it didn't grab me. Perhaps I'm just too...gulp...old? Nah! We're big Harry Potter fans around here, too, though.

Your card is adorable in every way. I just love the way you tilted the "a" and sat the owl there, and Edwin in the D. You are amazing!!!

Hugs and love across the miles,
Lisa

Cheryl said...

Fabulous,love your large letters and your colouring is as always brilliant!!! Wonderful colours,I love it!!
xx

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Fabulous card Debbie, agree now you've pointed it out, yes it's Harry, love the owl, and how you have incorporated the things that remind you of your Dad,

Chris xx