House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge BLOG HOP ~ Good Bye/Farewell


Happy House Mouse Monday!!   AND 

Welcome to our first ever House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop!!!

We are super excited to have added some new members to our DT family and we wanted to do something very special in their honor.  

If you’ve arrived here from Lorraine’s awesome blog, then you’re at the right place!   If you’ve just happened to stop by today, be sure to start at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog  for all the details and a complete blog hop list.  

Woo hoo  ~ Look at the BIG prize up for grabs for one lucky participant:



 There is also lots of hidden blog candy along the way from several DT members!!

To be eligible for these prizes, you will be required to:

1.   Hop over to each DT member’s blog and leave a comment.  

2.   Join us for this challenge. You can upload a link to your card on the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog .  

3.   If you aren’t already, become a HM&FMC blog follower.   

And, don’t forget to leave a comment on the HM&F blog so we know you’ve completed all the requirements.

Our challenge for this week, selected by the amazing Miss America,  is Good Bye/Farewell.   This was perfect timing since a good friend of mine is leaving the U.S. for a few months for her job.   So this card is for her!    I’ve used the adorable stamp Sweet Kiss, featuring Monica and friend.  



The image has been colored with Copics, cut out and mounted onto a Spellbinder’s Nestabilities Oval die cut.   The flower was made from matching DP with EK Success flower punches.   The sentiment is computer generated.  



Thanks for stopping by today and joining us for our first Blog Hop!    Your next stop along the way is the amazing  Natascha’s blog!  



Copics Used:   BG000, 01, 02;  YR23, 24;  R20, 21, 30;  E11, 30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 50, 51, 53, 55;  W1, 3, 5



  1. Julia Herald says:

    I love the 3D look of this card and the beautiful blues that you used! Very pretty farewell card!

  2. Gorgeous card and the colours and image are beautiful

  3. Beautiful card! love the colors and the gorgeous papers!

  4. Beautiful – your friend will cherish this card forever. Gorgeous card, Mary!

  5. I love that HM image-gret card. tfs

  6. Gorgeous card Mary 🙂 The image is very cute and I am sure your friend will just LOVE this ! beautiful papers and embellies too, that flower is fantastic ! 🙂

    hopping along ,,,,,, 🙂
    so excited to be on the team 🙂

    Lols x x x

  7. just gorgeous Mary- that flower is sooooo awesome!

  8. love your color choices. That flower is stunning!!! Fab card!!

  9. Hi Mary this creation is awesome stunning colouring sweet image & that flower has to be the BEST fab colour combo, your friend will sure enjoy this card.

    Hugs Christine xx

  10. Mary, absolutely stunning. Your coloring is awesome! Love the flower and the layout.
    Your friend is going to love, love, love this card! I am so thrilled to be on the HM&F design team and look forward to working with you!


  11. you KNOW i’m a fan, Mary. and today’s card doesn’t disappoint! beautiful colors and just depth! thanks for sharing your art!

  12. Mary, this is hands down my favourite. What a great job colouring and I absolutely love your colours.

  13. This card just warms my heart! I have that stamp too and I love what you did with it! The colors of this card just rocks and the 3D element is perfect!

  14. Amazing card. I love how you colored them, airbrush?? Wowzer!!!

  15. What a lovely card.
    Perfect colouring.

  16. What a precious stamp. Your coloring is fantastic. Congrats and being a DT member. Barb

  17. OK-no offence to any of the wonderful design team members, but this is just stunning!! Def. my fav…

  18. OMG ! Mary …your card is soooooo beautiful! WOW !
    The colors of papers and your coloring …. perfect! SUPER WORK!

    and this is my card

  19. Hi Mary, gorgeous card, love the papers and your colour combo. Beautifully coloured (naturally) gorgeous image and stunning flower.
    hugs Heather xx

  20. OMG GF…. Im not even gonna tell you how **PERFECT** that fab coloring of yours is – cuz you know Im IN LOVE with your coloring techniques!!! I also ADORE that FABULOUS flower you made. WOW!!! Striking and amazing. I dream of one day growing up to be just like you! 🙂 I dont know how to color, no joke. And if a card takes me 2 hours to make, 1 hour and 45 minutes of it is in just trying to color the darn things. LOL!!! no joke.

    WOW!!!! We did it!!! THE HOP has launched. We make a great team!!!! 🙂 I knew we could do it!!!!! woohoo!! Time to celebrate. Got some wine?

  21. Sweet……love the vintage look of the colors of this card…and the flower is gorgeous!!

  22. Oh Goodness me!! this hop gets better and better. This card just has to be perfect. The colouring, image, flowers and the design are gorgeous. Can’t wait too see what the rest of the DT have in store. Thank you.
    Suzi x

  23. I love the colors of your card. How adorable the mouse and the bird are. I have got to get me some copics.

  24. Love the card and the cut out detail! Just gorgeous.

  25. Kay Ritchie says:

    This card is so beautiful. The colors you used and the coloring of the image is so stunning!

  26. Oh Miss Mary…one of my fave HM stamps…such a cute and gentle feel when I see it made into a card! Wonderful DP and lucious colors. (and you know I still look at all the copics you use on every creation…still building my stash!) Thank you for being my loudest CHEERLEADER! hehehe Everyone should have such a great friend as you! I so love the dotted shading on this too…I am working on that technique! Go Team HM&F’S!!!!

  27. Oh Mary!!!!!
    Your card is truly wonderful and I LOVE the sentiment you put with it.
    It is absolutely GORGEOUS – your friend will cherish this masterpiece!
    You just have used the best papers and embellishments and your flower is awesome!
    Big hugs, Candy

  28. Hello Mary!
    I love your card, your choosen colors, this pretty coloring and cute image. Everything matches so great together.

    Hugs, Natascha

  29. All of your cards are just outstanding. This is no exception. Wonderful image and right on for the “good bye” challenge.

  30. Your card is STUNNING!! Love the colors and your coloring is amazing!! Love that flower too!

  31. Aw, how sweet is this! I have a few House Mouse stamps but not sure they’re suitable for this challenge.

  32. Helen F. says:

    Oooohhh love the flower and that sweet image! Awesome coloring here, Mary!

  33. mary anne harmon says:

    I always enjoy your work. I think you are one of the most talented card artists. Thank you for sharing your creations. They are very inspiring.

  34. awww what a cute image! Wonderful card Love it TFS

  35. WOW! Gorgeous colors! I love the image and the sentiment…so sweet!
    The flower and the brads are adorable.

  36. Your coloring is just stunning!

  37. What a gorgeous card and perfect for the theme Mary. As ever, your colouring is just awesome, love everything about this card!

  38. I love that stamp!! Every time I see it I get all mushy. Very Nice! Thanks for sharing

  39. So cute!

  40. Wow, this is stunning Mary!

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love this one 🙂


  41. Fab hop and wonderful prizes, love the image you used and great creation.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  42. What a lovely card!
    Love the details.

  43. great card
    so cute
    BJ Ana

  44. Oh my such a beauty!! Love your coloring! And it is such a sweet image!
    They’re are so many beautiful HM stamps,it’s unbelievable! And you ladies are going to make me spend some money,lol!!

  45. Beautiful card! love the image and the flower is gorgeous. luv gina xx

  46. Oh My Gosh!!!! I can not even begin to put into words how in love I am with your card! This is simply stunning your colouring and the way you have decoupaged it to get the depth is just so perfect thank you so much for sharing it.
    I am off to keep hopping but will come back to check out the rest of your blog 😀


    Amy xx

  47. Boah, wie klasse und so wunderschön coloriert, klasse
    lg gila

    Mein Link

  48. Beautiful use of deep rich tones..Love it!

  49. Simply stunning, there are no other words describe perfection, Luv Sam x

  50. Beautiful card! Great coloring! This is such an adorable stamp!

  51. OMGosh! I am loving this hop! So many HM stamps that I now ‘need’!!
    I love how perfect your sentiment is for this super sweet image! Gorgeous ♥

  52. Love your card and that sweet stamp!

  53. This card is great with a very sweet image and I just love your flower.

  54. Wow, what an awesome card. I am in awe of your coloring and shading. Wow, what a beautiful job and I can only hope I can someday beable to give those stamps the beauty that you have done. Thank you for being part of the blog. I love your blog Hugs Cathy (Mercieschild)

  55. Gorgeous card. I love the image, so sweet!!!


  56. I am loving the inspiration from this hop, my place of work is closing and I will be saying farewell to 200 colleagues….thats a few cards !!
    your colouring is divine !!

  57. what a gorgeous coloring!! I recently talked to my HM online friend about this stamp… it’s one of my fav. HM stamps… Layering is also very nice. I luv this kind of Blue color! Beautiful Card!!

  58. I love this image, its so cute. You have coloured it beautifully.


  59. Such a lovely card and I love your colours! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Hugs Anja

  60. I love your card. The colours, the vintage look, the flower and the sweet image

    Great job

  61. This is so pretty. I love the way you colored the background of the image.

  62. Hello Mary….. super, super cute card, Mary.. your colouring always knocks my socks off… adorable image.. love the pretty dp, colours, scrunch flower…. wonderfully done… congrats on your first HM blog hop… looks like it is doing fabulously….
    hugs..Patricia Rose

  63. Fabulous colors! Great card!


  64. Aww this is such a lovely image!! Little pals!

    Esme xx

  65. amazing card and I just adore that flower. Great colouring too

  66. This image is just perfect with this sentiment! Beautifully coloured work.
    Congratulations to HM and their first blog hop!
    Jen x

  67. What a sweet send-off! I love it.

  68. What a gorgeous card, love the sentiment.
    Avril B

  69. kristyk says:

    This card is absolutely beautiful, and your coloring is amazing!

  70. Wow, I wish I could colour that image as well as you have. The whole thing is absolutely stunning.

  71. Absolutely stunning. I love everything about it. I wish I could colour this stamp as well as you do.

  72. When I saw your card, I said OMG!!!!
    This is really wonderful, Love all of it.
    Great colors, details and the best of all
    the adorable stamp.
    You really did a great work.

  73. This is so very sweet. I love that image and your coloring is the best!!! Always is. Thanks for the opportunity to win the blog candy. Got my fingers crossed. I love HM. I am new to them but have gotten about 9 or 10 HM stamps in 3 weeks. Yep I like them

  74. your card is awesome love everything about it and your friend will be so thrilled when she recieve it xx

  75. This is gorgeous Mary. What a sweet image, beautifully coloured. Love that flower, it’s amazing.

    Kat x

  76. I have to say I think this card is amazing.. My goodness this one takes the cake. I can certainly see how you made the design team…beautiful

  77. gf…you ALWAYS make the BEST cards. I think it’s time for you to move to my neighborhood. I’ll find a house for you…and give you your new address. Then I’m gonna come over and play 🙂 hee hee hee.

  78. Beautiful card – one of my favorite color combinations too. Love this~!

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