House Mouse Monday ~ You Gotta Have Friends!



Hope you had a great weekend.    We’ve got a new challenge today over at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog ~ You Gotta Have Friends, brought to us by the wonderful, ohhh-so nice and VERY talented Sue Drees from the HM Design Team.    



Talk about two VERY cozy friends!      I just love this HM stamp, appropriately called Holiday Smooch.     I’ve actually used Distress Inks to paint this one on watercolor paper —  No Copics, except for the gray outlining!!    Can you believe it?!    lol    It’s been awhile since I’ve used this medium and really enjoyed it!   

I hope you have time to take a peek at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge Design Team’s  awesome FRIENDS projects, I know you’ll be inspired to join us for this challenge!      

Thanks for visiting today!    Snowman Tuesday tomorrow.   🙂


  • House Mouse ~ Holiday Smooch
  • My Minds Eye ~ Lost & Found union square DP
  • Strathmore coldpress watercolor paper
  • Versafine ~ onyx black ink
  • Distress Inks ~ tattered rose, fired brick, aged mahogany, bundled sage, shabby shutters, forest moss, brushed corduroy, tea dye, wild honey, black soot and weathered wood
  • Sizzix ~ Flourish, holly & mistletoe die
  • My Minds Eye ~ Lost & Found glitter trim
  • Stickles ~ xmas red
  • Copics  T1, 3, 5


  1. Mary, you could color with a crayon, girlfriend, and it would be out of this world gorgeous. Love the colors you chose and such a sweet Christmas card!!

    Sue Drees

  2. oh my, oh my is this adorable and beautiful…..
    ya know, I daydream of one day learning to color!! I hate to color. If I never had to color again Id be the happiest crafter ever! LOL!!!!!

    I admire you greatly and wish to be able to one day watch you work your magic with coloring and colors. YOU ARE INCREDIBLE GF!!! I cant wait to see what the future holds for you with your wonderful talent!!! Oh, and ah, where in heavens are you getting all those endless stashes of gorgeous, dreamy DP’s huh??????? please DO tell. 🙂

  3. how precious is that:) The image is so cute. You have created amazing card. Love the paper and the ribbon.

  4. Ohhh GF this is totally AWESOME whoever gets this card will treasure it 4ever..amazing image & colouring fab DP’s jaw dropping gorgeous..

    smiles Christine xx

  5. Girl this is stunning. I know it is a house mouse but you colored this to perfection.

  6. Hi Mary,
    ADORABLE card!!!
    Your painting is incredible.
    LOVE the die cuts …..
    Hugs, Candy

  7. Hi ya Mary
    aww how cute do they look, gorgeous card, awesome colouring as always, lovely papers & embelies, scoopy,x

  8. Warm and snuggled! What more do you need in the season of getting colder? Nothing but a a crafty space and goodies to add. Another great mouse and friend! Great holiday card Ms Mary!

  9. Hi hun, simply divine!!! Gorgeous colours, papers and exquisite detailing!!! I adore this image, it takes a lot of colouring but as usual yours is magical – I’m in awe!!!
    luv & hugs Heather xx

  10. Lorraine A says:

    aww , this is juts sooo cute !! 🙂 such an adorable image and your colouring is perfect ,,, love the colours and details ,,, perfect 🙂

    Lols x x x

  11. yikes! now you’ve inspired me to color with these inks …havent used them to color – you are so gifted!! always love poppin in…adorable image (-:

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