House Mouse & Friends Blog Hop


Happy House Mouse Monday!    

Welcome to our New Year Blog Hop!   If you’ve come here from the super talented and sooo very nice Lorraine’s blog, you’re at the right place.   If you’ve just happened to stop by today ~ Please hop over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog to find ALL the details and a complete list of blogs to visit.  

Our challenge this week is NEW BEGINNINGS.   I’ve used this fun Popping Mouse image for my card, along with the Possibilities sentiment stamp.   They both seemed perfect for our challenge!



We’ve got some awesome sponsors lined up for the hop!    Be sure to go to the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for all the details.   

Your next stop is the always inspiring Natascha’s Blog.

Thanks for stopping in today!    Happy hopping!



  1. I love that image. So cute! And with those papers andribbon, it becomes very elegant!

  2. wauw gorgeous card!!! i love the way you collord the bottle!!!
    xx petra

  3. yeeppyyyyy look out ….ohhh to late 🙂 🙂
    Such a joyful card for new beginning!

  4. What a fun card! Love it!
    Anne x

  5. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Mary 🙂 I love this image ,, soo cute and perfect for parties ,,, another to add to my list ,,,,,,, 🙂 Fab sentiment and papers too ,, perfect 🙂

    Lols x x x

  6. This is my favorite card for this challenge. I love everything about it, from the paper to the coloring to the sentiment — Hallmark should be knocking on your door for this one!

  7. Superb card love the image Happy New Year to you xx

  8. stunning card!!!! i love that image it’s great to see one’s iv’e never seen before

  9. Wow, that bottle is amazing. Gorgeous card!

  10. Jennifer Dove says:

    wonderful, fun card!!

  11. Love your tall card, perfect for this stamped image!!! Beautiful papers and awesome coloring, great take on the new beginnings challenge, starting with a wee drink can never hurt!! ha ha

    Hugs, Sue Drees

  12. Wonderful card!
    Happy new year!

  13. Awesome card Mary – love your colour combo with those fabulous papers and that is one amazingly coloured image and I just adore the sentiment and your detailing.

    Heather xx

  14. Hello!

    I love this card! So striking! The colors are gorgeous and the image perfection!

    Wishing you a Happy New Year and a nice day today!

    Barbara Diane

  15. Honestly Mary, this card is just jaw drop amazing. Your coloring of that bottle is off the charts. You have made it look so real. So awesome! It has been a lot of fun being back with you guys. Happy New Year to you and your family! Best, Curt

  16. Wow, I’m blown away (no pun intended). Gorgeous. C2

  17. OH MY WORD…this is adorable. Love it!

  18. Queen Mary says:

    Mary, you did such an excellent job with the champagne bottle! Thanks for giving us all the copics you used to — I love that about you! Happy New Year! (I gotta go get this little guy already!)

  19. Love everything about your fab card – brilliant colouring and contrasting background! Fab!
    Best wishes Karen x

  20. I absolutely LOVE this image! Your card is stunning.

  21. What a wonderful card!!! Love the image, it’s amazing…

  22. Love the card-how fun!! Great coloring and the background paper is perfect!
    Happy New Year Mary.

  23. Gorgeous and adorable card with a very cute image!! Happy New Year.

  24. A fantastic card, makes you smile and perfectly crafted.

  25. A super sweet card, I just love the image. Your colouring is fab, it really ‘Pops’ off the page . Sorry about the that :0)
    Hugs Sue x

  26. I’ve not seen this stamp before. It’s perfect for this challenge! Really cute card 🙂

  27. Love the texture of the gold foil & the bottle top colouring. That mouse is really hanging on by his claws. The whole card design is stunning with that classic patterned paper – I could think of this as a card for someone who doesn’t do cute too. Brilliant.
    Paula (PEP)

  28. luv the way you made the top of the bottle, with Gold EP; it looks more real! Your coloring is great! New Year, “new beginning”! Gorgeous card!!

  29. EEEK!! I just adore this image!! Such beautiful coloring details and that bottle is looking so real!! 🙂 What a really fun blog hop!! Thanks so much for putting this together!HUGS

  30. A fabulous creation, Nice to work along side you on this hop.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  31. WOW! Stunning card! I love that image and your gold foil is fabulous!

  32. Wow what a fantastic card. I cant stop looking a the fantastic colouring. Absolutely superb. Happy New Year. Jeanette

  33. Jolie réaliasation amitié isabelle

  34. This is a fun New Year card! Love that little mouse flying off the cork!

  35. The way you used the paper for the foil top just blows me away! Wonderful job as always, always look forward to checking out your blog for some great inspiration.

  36. Marilyn C. Lojek says:

    Love the image! Foil for the bottle – so realistic.

  37. What a great card! Love your coloring, it inspires me to keep at it and someday I may color like you!!
    Very festive card.
    Happy New Year!

  38. Good grief is this ever AMAZING!!!! That bottle and the details and the FABULOUS coloring are incredible!! WONDERFUL card and design. Happy New Year GF! 🙂

  39. Oh Mary!
    Your card is amazing. That bottle looks real!!!
    Love the gold metallic paper and how you made it look so fabulous!
    Great ribbon.
    Hugs, Candy

  40. Woohoo! What a fun card! Love it!

  41. Perfect men’s card, LOVE the colours and colouring and the background paper is awesome!

  42. Cute as a button…yes…Happy New Year!

  43. LOVE IT! That image is just awesome! And I love the papers you’ve used! It all words so great together!

  44. LOVE IT! That image is just awesome! And I love the papers you’ve used! It all words so great together!
    Lovely Job, Cheri

  45. Mary what a corker! This is such a super card, love it!

  46. Love your card, it is sooooooo cute. Great job!
    I’m enjoying the blog hop, happy 2011!

  47. Here’s little me & want to join the blog-hop.
    The first time I do this so it’s a bit exciting …
    I love your beautiful cards!
    This little mouse really pops off of luck!
    Thank you for inspiring me!
    Hugs scrappida

  48. WOW, this is a stunning card! LOVE IT!

  49. Wow, your card is gorgeous!

  50. Your card is gorgeous and the image is very cute!

  51. Your card is gorgeous and the image is very cute.

  52. OMG Mary..This is so flipping cute. I love everything about it. I love the background….Beautiful as ALWAYS………..

  53. Veronika B says:

    So stylish and elegant it blows your mind! Really love the gold foil on the bottle and the feel of movement..

  54. Mary your card is so stunning, I have been searching for this stamp for ages now with no luck and now I want it even more:) I totally admire all your creations, true talent! Hopping on…

  55. I simply adore this card.
    Sharon x

  56. Hi hun
    totally gorgeous card,luv the image,awesome colouring, luv the colours & design,happy new year hun,sue.

  57. was für eine schöne Karte, klasse
    lg gila

  58. Happy new year !
    Fabulous card and beautiful colouring.

  59. Stunning card .. .fabulous colouring and embossing.
    Cathy xx

  60. HEIDI BRAWLEY says:

    AWE!!!!!!! This is an AWESOME New Years card! I love how you did the gold foil around the bottle top. looks sooooo real!!!
    Happy New Year!!!
    ~Heidi Brawley

  61. This little guy is having way too much fun. 🙂 Fantastic card and I love the texture on the bottle label. Great accent! Happy New Year!

  62. Wow, wow, and wow, I have never seen such beautiful colouring, you are my hero!!!!

  63. mary anne says:

    I really, really like the embossing on the foil for the bottle. Your total treatment of the card is super as always.

  64. I love love this card! That bottle of champayne looks so real! But the little guy on the end worries me… cause that’s gotta hurt!

  65. Your coloring is spot on as usual… love your stuff! Thanks for sharing, and for the chance to win!

  66. Wonderful card. I really love this stamp/image. You made it all go together nicely, the coloring, the papers, the sentiments. Thanks for sharing and giving us such a great chance at some great prizes….

  67. Gorgeous card and the image is very cute!

  68. butlersabroad says:

    Lol, now that’s a mouse having fun!! I’m #26 over on the HM blog.

  69. Wow! Gorgeous card!

  70. Love your card! This stamp is so cute!!

    I’ve made a card with the new beginnings challenge too. You can find my card here!

    Leonie xx

  71. That’s a really powerful card! A great design and with the golden touch… wow!

  72. Great card for a celebration !! I love it!!
    Thanks for such an inspiring hop, I’m really enjoying myself!
    Love Jacky x

  73. Mareikje Gross says:

    what for a cute image. WOW!!! Your card is so beautiful, i like it.

  74. Fantastic celebration card Mary.It’s lovely.The image is so sweet.Thank you for the chance to win.Loving the blog hop.Debbie Johns x

  75. That mouse is certainly celebrating! Cute image – and great coloring.

  76. Oh this is a super card!
    Your colouring is amazing!
    Thanks for the fun blog hop!
    Debs xx

  77. Theresa Kamp says:

    Wow love the explosion theme of this card
    great work

  78. Such a cute card. I love your colors, they fit so well.

    Hugs from Germany

  79. The card is very cute, the mouse just have a lot of fun, better than a roller coaster 🙂

  80. I love this whole card! Great image, great colors! Looks awesome!

  81. Love the gold foil look brilliant…great card…off hopping again
    Sarah – Stressed Stamper

  82. Hi Mary,

    your card is just top! I love your coloring, great job with the bottle. It looks so real. Gorgeous!

    Hoppy hugs,

    Lins 😉

  83. Wow! The coloration is fantastic!
    Hugs Doris

  84. Wonderful card! Ruby x

  85. Wow rocket propelled mouse, a really gorgeous card love it. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

  86. Such a beautiful card! Love it!

  87. Love your colouring, he looks so real! Fab card, and a really great hop, so many lovely cards!

  88. Love this card Mary, haven’t seen this image before, goes really well with those papers.
    Great sentiment!
    Avril B

  89. I am hopping along, enjoying all the wonderful and funny cards.
    hugs Dorte

  90. I’ve never seen this stamp before! Amazing card!

  91. Gorgeous card and what a great image love it x

  92. wow that is a fab stamp love the 3d effect x

  93. Pretty card!

  94. This image is so much fun. I love it.

    Kat x

  95. Wow, this is such a stunning card! I have never seen this stamp! Your coloring is really sharp, great job!

    Best wishes to you!


  96. What a fun card! Great coloring too!

  97. Oh, this is fab. I really love your colouring. I find the HM stamps a bit hard to colour with my promarkers. Love the goldembossed detail on the champagnecork. What a neat idea!

  98. A fabulous card! Love the gold foil and your colour work is supreme! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  99. Happy neu Year you to
    Your Mouse seams to have much fun
    very cute card.

  100. Nancy Huntley says:

    After seeing your adorable card I spent most of this day looking for the stamp and had no success in finding it. My sister has an anniversary coming up in a week and she loves the house mouse mice. Is this a retired stamp? If it is still available do you know where I can get one or might you be willing to stamp one out in black on a piece of plain white computer paper and emailing it to me. I am willing to compensate you for it.
    Thank you,
    Nancy Huntley

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