House Mouse Monday ~ Make a Splash

Happy House Mouse Mondy and Happy 4th of July  …

AND, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our own Miss America of the HMDT!! 

Today’s challenge at the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog is MAKE A SPLASH …  have water somewhere on your card.  With the HOT, hot, hot weather we’ve been having recently I thought this was an awesome idea!    This challenge is being hosted by my friend, Heather of the HMDT!   Great idea Heather!!

This has always been one of my favorite HM stamps – called Fish Bowl, colored of course with Copics.   I actually added some Smooch illuminate paint to the fish bowl, but it really isn’t showing up in the photo.   

I hope you can pop over to the House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge blog to see all the water themed cards from the Design Team – they’re ADORABLE, as always.    

    Smiley from


  • Stampabilities ~ Fish Bowl
  • Basic Grey ~ ambrosia DP
  • PTI ~ stampers select cardstock
  • Smooch ~ illuminate paint
  • Distress ink ~ wild honey
  • Miscellaneous ribbon
  • Pop Dots
  • Copics used:
  • fish –  Y15, 18;  YR04, 09, 12
  • mouse  –  E30, 51, 53, 55, 57;  R20
  • water  – BG000, 70, 71
  • water plants – BG93, 96
  • outlining – T5, 3, 1


  1. Must be a fishy kind of day…I made a card with fish on it, too!! Love this sweet image. Your work is gorgeous as always!!

  2. Rebekka says:

    This is so awesome! I love how you did this card.

  3. Hi hun
    totally gorgeous card, your colouring of it is amazing, such depth to it, lovely papers & embelies, sue,x

  4. Oh Mary.. you make the best cards ever..


  5. Lorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Mary ,,, this image is now on my extremely long wish list ,,, sooo cute !! the orange and blue tones are lovely ,,,,,,, perfect 🙂

    Lols x x x

  6. Love this image and especially how your colored it up! Love the colors and that “purty” BG paper! How is the new job going?

  7. Just one kiss pleeeeze! The little mouse says to the goldfish…darling Mary!

  8. Oh how gorgeous of a design. BEAUTIFUL rich colors that add somuch depth and dimension to this adorable image. Love you work woman!!!!

  9. AND THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH FOR BEING SUCH A SWEETHEART of a friend with your beautiful July 4th Birthday wishes!!! It touched my heart and it meant so much to find that posted here. I loves ya’ and I misses ya’ tons!!!!!

  10. Beautiful, very vibrant coloring and fabulous card all around.

  11. This is so cute! I love your colouring. Not sure who looks most surprised, the goldfish or the mousie lol!

    Kat x

  12. How fun! Your site is absolutely beautiful!

    Suzanne Roseberry

  13. so wonderful colors, and sooo beautiful

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