HM & Friends Spooky Color Challenge BH!!

Happy House Mouse Monday!! 

It’s definitely been way too long since I’ve said those words.

But, one of my favorite people in the whole wide world ~

the one and only MISS AMERICA

convinced me it was time to ink up one of these cuties and join my old teamies!!

It just so happens today is a fun BLOG HOP at the HM & Friends Monday Challenge Blog.

And the challenge is …

A Spooky Color Challenge ~

Orange, PurpleLime Green and Black

If you’ve come here today via the truly AWESOME Lorraine Aquilina’s blog (aka LOLS), you’re at the right place!  If you’ve just happened stopped by today to visit, I highly suggest you take some time to enjoy the start of your day and pop over to the  House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge blog for all the details.

I was super excited to find this lonely piece of  scrap paper I had in my scrap bin with the EXACT colors needed for today’s challenge.  Unfortunately,  I have absolutely no idea the name!

I do know that the stamp I’ve used is called Dino Treats.

These cuties were colored with Copics, of course … with a little added SMOOCH paint in green (to the dinosaur costume)

and a little orange to the pumpkin treat holder.

AND, I’ve followed my all-time favorite sketch challenge blog for this layout …

deconstructing jen

The deconstructed Sketch No. 74:

Deconstructed Sketch No. 74

Your next stop on this fun blog hop is Natascha Banning’s always inspiring blog.

Thanks for stopping by today and have fun hopping along to see all the fabulous

Spook-tacular House Mouse Creations

and please be sure to stop back at the House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge Blog

to join us for this fun challenge!


  1. They don’t come much cuter than this one. What a fabulous find in your scrap bin with that paper. Great coloring and that added smooch real worked nicely. I like the layout you choose also. It fit the theme very well.

  2. Oh this is absolutely beautiful the image is stunning and coloured to perfection the backing papers are amazing and the whole of the challenge and blog hop is a pleasure to be taking part xx

  3. Cute as ever. You haven’t lost your touch. Glad to know you’re okay.

  4. Fantastic card! The colors and papers are just perfect!

  5. Yes, wayyyyyyyy to long! We have missed you so. That awesome coloring has not diminished one bit, you still got it kiddo!!!! Love your entry and so glad America’s persistance paid off. The little trick or treater is so darn cute and your right, that paper is perfect! What a bright, fun card for Halloween, and I am sure you have a special little friend to send it to! So very good to see you joining us……..

    {{Big Hug}}

  6. Beautiful card Mary. The papers are a wonderful combination of bright and grungy. Super cute image – one of those candy’s would be enough to fill that entire little pumpkin! Beautiful colouring – love the paint accents and the glittery embellishing.

    Hugs, Dawn

  7. Hello!

    Oh, I love this card! Your coloring is wonderful and the patterned papers such fun! Perfection! Wishing you a happy day!

    Barbara Diane

  8. I’m soooo excited to see you playing along with your family!! YIPPEEE…HOOORRAAYY… ya know, this happiness totally proves that MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!! heheh… 🙂 I never gve up hope… (maybe its cuz I Loves ya Mary)…. AND I admire YOUR incredible work too!!! This HMD image is sooooo darn cute. Your fab coloring of it quite AMAZING! What GREAT DEPTH AND SHADING. WOW WOMAN!!!!!

  9. Hey there girlie, so glad you could join the hop. Your coloring has gotten even better if at all possible. This is so stinkin CUTE! Beautiful card and festively fun.

  10. I have always admired your work and this is no exception! Love that cute little image and the card you have created!

  11. Love your card. The colours look great together. The dinosaur skin looks brilliant. Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Nina

  12. Super cute! Love the image and your layout.
    Hugs, Dangina

  13. Oh Mary, Mary!!! It’s great to catch up with you – I have missed you!!!
    Your card is stunning, a fabulous design and gorgeous colours and papers. Your image is adorable and just so beautifully coloured (naturally as usual!!!)
    Heather xx

  14. Oh so bright & cheerful!
    Love Halloween, and your image & papers are wonderful!

  15. Mary, I have always LOVED your House Mouse cards :o)
    This one is darling !!!
    Hugs, Candy

  16. Totally love what you did with this sketch…perfect pairing of colors and design. I am just tickled to have you joining and excited to see a Mary Mouse card!!! Hugs ♥ Sue K
    PS the paper is K & Co-matches up with the paper I used!

  17. mmmm…candy corn & House Mouse…2 of my favorite things! Adorable card Mary…glad America convinced you to return!
    Hugs, Renee

  18. This is just so sweet love how you’ve coloured it in 🙂

  19. This card is adorable! LOVE the paper and the amazing coloring technique….your sweet House Mouse with the candy corn look so 3-D!

  20. Hi Mary
    Fabulous spooky and colourful creation. What a brilliant image, I love it. Gorgeous colouring and design too.
    Happy crafting
    Mousey hugs
    Tracy x

  21. Aww, this is stunning. Loving this blog hop – so much talent 🙂

    Hugs Helen xx

  22. Christina says:

    Lovely card. The colors are so vibrant and beautiful!

  23. This card is amazing, it is outstanding, the coloring is over the top, (I am going to have to get some Smooch) The layout is beautiful, You are making me have to check my scrap box again LOL Love this card. Thank you for sharing with us. hugs, CathyK

  24. What a vividly colorful card. Did you glitter those buttons yourself? Your details are wonderful.

  25. Every element leads to a perfect card! Coloring, image, and design are just awesome! So sweet.

  26. WOWZER Mary, this creation is absolutely amazing girl!! 🙂 Love your coloring and the gorgeous papers you’ve used!! Thanks so much for this fun and inspiring blog hop! HUGS

  27. oh my how utterly stunning totally love your colouring and the depth of colour too, such a fun and beautiful card
    Hugs Kate xx

  28. Its so gorgeous, what a lovely image coloured so beautifully!
    Love the colors!
    Hugs Nela

  29. Amazing coloring! Love everything about your card.

  30. Lillian A says:

    These colors are positively Halloween – great coloring and sweet image!

  31. Gorgeous card- so much dimension and love the bright colors!

  32. Hi Mary, l am so pleased the team had you join them for the special HM Blog Hop, the stamp is just so sweet and papers are perfect. Thank you for the chance to win yummy candy, hope to see your cards again x Susan x

  33. So cute! I love the layout and fun colors! Great job!

  34. This is so fab, I love the house mouse dressed up as a dragon how cute! and the layout and colours of your card are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

  35. Love the cute mouse in the dragon costume and the card colours are great xx

  36. Love your fabulous design and your colouring of this great image. Love the dragon suit! Hugs, Lesley

  37. Awesome card, I love how brilliant the colours are, you sure did bring out the Colourful in this challenge. cute image as well.

  38. It’s just wonderful and great,
    kind regards

  39. Fabulous card and amazing prizes, have entered my card now thanks for the chance to win, have a lovely weekend
    Shaz xx


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