House Mouse Challenge ~ Distressing


Happy House Mouse Monday!

Can’t you just feel the sense of relaxation this adorable little bunny is enjoying?!    This has always been one of my favorite HM stamps, probably because it’s one of my favorite indulgences – a nice warm bubble bath!    I seldom have the time to just sit and soak, but when I do, it’s just the best!!     So I can totally relate to how this cutie must feel!    The stamp is called Relaxing Bubbles, featuring Bumble.  

Our challenge this week ~ picked by yours truly, is Distressing.  



I’ve used Bo Bunny papers ~ Jazmyne Botanical and Raspberry Dot.   The bunny was colored with Copics, cut out and popped up with dimensionals on to a Spellbinders Nestabilities Big Scalloped Oval LG die cut mat.   I then added some Diamond Stickles to the bubbles.  The flowers are from Prima, spritzed with a little Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, and the brads added to the centers are from Bo Bunny.   The sentiment is a ribbon label from Making Memories.



 If you haven’t visited the House Mouse Challenge blog recently, we excited to share that we have some MAJOR changes in store!!    Our fearless leader and originator of the HM blog has, due to her very busy life, decided to step down from running the show and will be joining us as a “floating” design team member!    I’m SUPER excited that the awesome Miss America has decided to step in and save the day!!   Yay.   She, with some help from me, will be the new Design Team coordinator.   We’ve also added FIVE new members to the team (including my dear friend, Sue from Oregon!!  This may be trouble!  🙂 )   We’ve got lots of plans for a new and improved House Mouse Challenge blog!  

I hope you can join us for this challenge, it’s being sponsored by Simon Says with an awesome prize available!   Be sure to stop over at the HM blog to see all the gorgeous cards from the DT, and welcome our new members. 

Thanks for visiting today – Hope everyone had a great Mother’s Day and weekend.


Copics Used:   RV00, 17, 19, 21, 34, 69;  E30, 31, 33, 34, 35;  YG91, 93, 95;  T1, 3, 5; W1



  1. Just stunning!! your coloring is so rich, and the layout makes me want to go take a bubble bath.

  2. Hi Mary
    aww gorgeous card, your colouring is fantastic, beautiful papers, scrummy embelies, sue,x

  3. Hi hun, gorgeous card, love the scrumptious colours and papers. That bubble bath certainly looks tempting, fabulous colouring (naturally) and stunning details.
    hugs Heather xx

  4. FABULOUS!!! Distressing has become one of my favorite things here lately!!! 🙂 I just love the look of it. This image is just too cute and once again your coloring is perfect!!!

  5. Hi teamie this is gorgeous stunning creation love the bubbles great shapes & image love it.

    Hugs Christine xx

  6. Hey GF, I LOVE YOUR card, the colors, the design, the elements, the distressing, your superb coloring skills. Did ya know that your card is always the one I look forward to most because I know it’ll stop me dead in my tracks to drool over???!!!! heheh. Really!!
    Hope you are doing well. Im Thinking of ya! 🙂

  7. Mary, you have been one of my favorite stampers since I first started to blog. I always know when I visit your blog (s) I’m going to see something stunning. This card is no exception. Only you would make a red tub and make it beautiful. Yes, that bunny looks so relaxed and comfy in that hot tub with bubbles……..your brilliant coloring brings the scene to life. Love the papers and the flowers, just beautiful. Can’t wait to get started with the team.

    Sue Drees

  8. This is so luscious! The colours are so vibrant and opulent!
    Really fab!

  9. Such a wonderful card! Calgon take me away…….this is another” Mary Mary how do you do this? ” card…love the bubbles…wish I had me a nice bubbly red tub of bubbles tonight! signed…Ms. Trouble LOL….can’t wait!

  10. WOW stunning card……..
    love emma xxx

  11. fabulous card Mary 🙂 I love this image and the colours and papers you used are just so rich and gorgeous ,,, beautiful ! 🙂 I love all the distressing and sparkle too and the ribbon slider is just perfect 🙂

    I am looking forward to joining the DT and getting to know you better 🙂

    Lols x x x

  12. Oooooh WOW! Another fabulous card and your colouring of the image to your choice of papers is stunning and the sentiment ribbon label perfect. Again WOW. Hugs, Maria

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