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Muse and Hello to my New Members

It has been a while that I have several new members on my blog, but did not manage to find the time for an adequate greeting picture. Finally that time has come and I want to welcome

Kaylgriffin (sorry,could not find a link)
Karen from Made by Meadie

Great to have you here! I actually did not quite realize I have that many new member, because old one have been defecting by equal numbers and my overall membership has been stable! Yeahh! After all, it could be declining! So extra thanks for joining and old members - I am so impressed you are still here with me. Visit my newbies and leave them some love - they all have quite wonderful blogs! I do appreciate every one of my members, even if I don't have enough time to comment on all your wonderful card, I wish I did...

So here is my welcome picture for you:


Those portraits are by Jaume Plensa, a Spanish sculptor. Those heads are right now exhibited in the Millennium Park in Chicago, where I admired them and took this picture. I hope you like them too. although a picture does not quite do them justice, they are quite impressive!

---X--

Enough real art - back to card making:

I made this for this week's Muse challenge, where the Marion inspires us with a really cute card:




So here is my CASE on it:


Kind of took it literally - instead of the cat sitting in a box I have a hippo breaking through a wall....
Colored it with Copics. The hole in the wall is by Stampendous, all other stamps are by Paper Smooches.
And as you can see - I made too many Christmas cards in the past, although I was considering putting a Santa Hat on the hippo and have him shout out Merry Christmas....I like the party hat better - gave me better color choices:


Have a great day and happy stamping!


Comments

Kim Heggins said…
Oh my...what a fabulous and fun card! I love it.
Hannelie said…
CLEVER!!!

I love the way you were thinking here Cornelia! So inspirational.

Have a great day!
Toni said…
Cute! That breaking thru a wall stamp has lots of possibilities!
papierelle said…
Grandiose Idee, eine absolut perfekte Neujahrskarte!!
LG Gundi
Jasleen Kaur said…
That has to the cutest hippo ever. :). Love your colouring. Amazing card :)
Anonymous said…
Oh, this is totally fun! Love that hippo giving a new year shout! So cute! :)
Susanne Vargas said…
You shouldn't be impressed that you "old" members are still with you! It's always a pleasure to visit your blog and get inspired!
Very cute card again today!
Ardyth said…
Fantastic take on the Muse - love how he's 'bursting' through! So glad you joined us this week!
Shona Chambers said…
This totally has to be the winner!! Brilliant stamp and is a perfect CASE of Marions' card. Just love it!
Nonni said…
This is hilarious! I love your combo of stamps and the creative thinking behind this. Fab take on the MUSE card! xxx
Deepti said…
Oh my God!! You totally rock in ur innovative designs :) love it
*Vicki* said…
Wow!! Stunning take on this one layer card!! I love your image! :) Wishing you a Merry Christmas & best wishes for the up-coming New Year! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles
Anonymous said…
Hey Cornelia!! I totally love your dragon. He really looks like he is coming out of the paper. Your coloring is fantastic. Nicely done.
Karen M said…
Your card really made me smile - I love the cute design:) Merry christmas to you and your family - hugs xx
Monika Reeck said…
cuuteee Lovely HIPPO and clever use that stamp Cornelia I adore your simplicity...love love love your idea..funtastic made..hugs, Monika
Vicki Dutcher said…
HOW CA-UTE is this card! You so did an amazing inspired card - Thanks for joining in at Muse!!
Ela said…
Danke für Deinen Besuch auf Deinem Blog.
Die Hippo-Karte ist super, mir gefällt Dein Stil überhaupt total gut.
LG und drohe Weihnachten
Ela
Anita in France said…
Hahaha ... how fabulous and fun is this hippo, Cornelia ... simply brilliant! Anita :)
Barb Ghig said…
Absolutely adorable card, Cornelia! Congrats on being a Featured Member at Muse...woo-hoo!!!
Vicki Dutcher said…
Congrats on the Top 3 - I knew this cutie would be chosen~ Merry Christmas!
BrendaB said…
This is adorable! Could you tell me what Stampendous stamp you used for the busted wall image?

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