Practicing Creativity

Happy Summer circular card featuring Sliekje's Digi Stamps parasol cat freebie

I decided to go with a different shape for this Happy Summer card...a circle. I haven't done one of these in a while. The digi is another freebie from Sliekje's Digi Stamps (click on the link there to snag it for yourself). I can so relate to this cat. Lying on a beach somewhere under a parasol, snoozing, is one of summer's best experiences. Although I would predicate that by saying somewhere in late summer after all the crowds have gone home; French beaches are packed in July and August.

Paper is more of my recent off brand discount store haul. It's turning out to be perfect for summer cards, as on this Sunning Bear summer card.

The circular sentiment is from  Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet. Embellishments are a mousse flower sticker and enamel dot.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, patterned paper
Digital stamp and sentiment – Sliekje's Digi Stamps freebie, Barbara Anne Williams digital stamp Sweet Summer Sentiments sheet
Color – Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies – Die-namics circle stax, Artemio extra large circle dies
Embellishments – mousse flower sticker, enamel dot

I'm linking up with: Always Fun Challenges #71 – Going Round in Circles, Dream Valley Challenges #184 – Animals, Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges #1832 – ATG, Double Trouble Challenge #7 – The Dog Days of Summer, and Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #87 – ATG.


  1. Your card is fabulous! I love your cute critters! Thanks for sharing it with us at Always Fun Challenges! Cyndi, DT

  2. What a cute card. I like your choice of colors for a summer card and that cute little mouse catching a cat nap! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  3. I love circle cards....I should really make them more often. This is splendid! I adore the papers and that lovely flower.

  4. Whaouuuu, tes papiers sont magnifiques Shani!! J'adore les motifs et les couleurs! Et ce chat est tout mimi avec son parasol et la souris... Et comme tu sais, j'adore les chats!!
    Gros bisous ma jolie, j'espère que tu passes du bon temps cet été!
    Et merci beaucoup de ta visite ;o)

  5. I really like that you used a round format for this image - it frames the image quite nicely. Allowing the umbrella to be off the edge of the image panel is a lovely trick to the eye giving it depth. And, of course, you can't be surprised that your great eye for shading is my favorite - like the umbrella's shadow on his belly and leg. Well done my friend!

  6. Super card! Love the circle shape. Makes me think of the sun. The image is darling and your coloring superb, as always.

  7. Adorable image and great coloring. Like that you used a circle card and looks like a big colorful innertube that kitty and mouse are surrounded in taking a catnap. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and please stop by again for future Double Trouble Challenges.

  8. My goodness, how super cute!! Your coloring is excellent!! Thanks bunches for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  9. I love this shaped card! Your coloring is wonderful and I love these cute critters. Thank you for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge.

  10. Neva DT
    Your card made me smile! What a super cute image and layout. . Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT


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