Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mouse in the Mirror!!

Thanks Sam for the catchy title!! I love it!! :) So my two boys are obsessed with Michael Jackson at the moment.. to the point where if they hear a Michael Jackson song no matter where we are they break into dance!! It is just hilarious actually! During the school holidays I took the boys to see The Man in the Mirror Reflections of Michael Jackson show and they were just star struck. I thought they would have got up and danced but they just sat there, watching and singing!! I think every day since we went to the show Liam has thanked me for taking him!! He really did love it!! And recently, to my son's delight,  Whiff of Joy released a MJ Henry digi stamp. So of course I bought it and we have all been busy creating!!!. Liam sat down the other night and made a few cards for his friends which he was very proud of!!
This is his card that he made for himself!!
Liam coloured  MJ henry in with my whispers markers and he used some clear smooch on the glove and on the white strip of the hat! to give it some sparkle!. He said the blue sparkle paper was the stage and then he stuck MJ henry on top and added the stars!! He was very pleased with the job that he did!! As was I!! My boys really love colouring and making cards with me!! I will post Logan's card tomorrow! He hasn't finished his yet!!

And here are my creations using MJ Henry!!

I decided to photograph this card on my program I bought from the Michael Jackson History World Tour back in 1996 at Wembley Stadium in London. I think Alison Acton (designer for Whiff of Joy) did a fantastic job capturing who Michael was!!! I coloured MJ Henry in with Tria's and added clear smooch to his glove for that little bit of bling!! I then assembled the card using brown cardstock as the base, added the music paper from Kaszazz, cut out an oval piece of brown cardstock and an oval piece of the kaisercraft striped paper. I then popped MJ on some foam squares and stuck him on top, added the rhinestones around the oval and the added the stars!! I wasn't sure whether I should add anything else so I sent a photo of my card to my friend Sam who is my mentor and inspiration when it comes to card making (check out her blog, she has some stunning creations)and she said I didn't need to add anything to it so I took her advice and left it as is!! Thanks Sam!! If I give it to someone for an occasion I will probably add a sentiment to it..

I am entering this into the following challenges
* Cupcake Crafts - Wish Upon a Star
* Cardmadfairy's Digi day Challenge - Include an animal
* A Gem of a Challenge - Let's Hear it for the Boys
* Charisma Cards Challenges - It's in the Stars

I then made this bookmark cos Liam wanted a new one as he lost the last one I made him and he wanted the Tickled Pink Lil Lad surfer dude but I decided to surprise him with an MJ bookmark instead!! He was thrilled with it!! I used all the same supplies for the bookmark as I used for the card!! Plus I added the buttons and Raffia. I think it turned out pretty darn good and the only person that needed to be happy with it was!! :)

I am entering this into the following challenges
* KB Cute Monday - Use a digital stamp
* The Corrosive Challenge Blog - Let the Music play!
* Totally Gorjuss - All about the Boys
* Crafty Creations - Boyz to Men
* Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
* Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Anything but a Card
* Sweet Stampin' - One for the Boys
* Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics

I have decided not to list all the tria colours I have used as I don't think there is anyone else out there that uses them (that I have seen in my blog adventures) but if you do use Tria's and would like to know the colours I have used I would be more than happy to let you know so just leave a comment asking  for the numbers if you do!!

Until Next Time...Enjoy!! xx


  1. What a lovely card, how much fun is he!
    thank you for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan

  2. Really sweet:-) .
    Thanks for joining us by SimonSaysChallenge.


  3. What a super creation! I love how you've incorporated the star element. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake this week and good luck. x

  4. This is such a cool image! Well done Liam on making a fabulous card! Alethea, your card is wonderful too! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  5. What a 'cool' image! I love the cards you have made with it and Liam's colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's animal challenge. Gillian X

  6. Awesome card Leath and thank you for your kind words. You do an amazing job of your cards. Liam has created a fantastic card and I am sure he was thrilled with his bookmark.

  7. Fantastic creation sweetie..!

    thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin...and dood luck....!

    hugs Vicky xx

  8. a lovely card! Thanks for sharing in our stars challenge this week at Charisma! Gemma :)

  9. A great card, love the design and colours. Thanks for taking part in my challenge at Crafty Creations this week. Good Luck! Hugs Christine x

  10. Wonderful card and bookmark,lovely image and your colours and embellishments are perfect... Your son's card is fabulous too...Thanks for sharing with us at A Gem of a Challenge...
    Mandy x

  11. Great card and fab image Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' One for the boys challenge.
    Teresa xx

  12. fantastic creations,i have to say liam's card is wonderful ,i love his colouring and creativity,
    i love the bookmark too
    thanks for joining us at dogo days and good luck
    tracey x

  13. What lovely creations and such a cute image. Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.
    Hugs Shirley x x

  14. Brilliant card and love the story that goes with it. Liam's card is wonderful too. Thanks for joining us at the Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


  15. Wow your card is fabulous!
    Love your gorgeous colors and such pretty papers and detail!
    So happy that you have joined us at


  16. A great card, I love your star elements. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

    Liza x

  17. Great bookmark. Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week.

  18. This is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at SFC.

    Hugs Nadell

  19. Beautiful creations, Alethea! All the MJ Henrys look fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  20. Great bookmark!

    Thanks for joining us on "Not square" challenge at Forever Friends & co. Hope to see you soon again!

    Hugs, Sande xx


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