CATastrophic Empty Cup card

We’re winding down to the end of the Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – tomorrow is the final day! I kinda feel like this kitty today!20151217_090704W

I think the dog days of summer are matched by the kitty days of winter, don’t you?! >^.^<

This is one of the few snowy wintry items in my crafty stash. I only have it because I got it as blog candy from the very generous Tina. (Thanks again!) I fell in love with this cute little digi from Sami Stamps at the Cat Lovers Hop and it’s still on available for free HERE, if you’d like to get it and see the rest of the adorable Cats in Cups set she has. I like using dark copies of a die behind a light copy to give it a shaded edge. The frame around the sentiment that I made up and printed out are just the ends of the die cut off and adhered together.


Here’s a better angle to see the Wink of Stella on the snowflakes. Just a pinch for a nice finishing touch!

Oh, and I was looking through my photo gallery and found a picture I had taken a few weeks ago in anticipation of National Cocoa Day, but forgot to share:


I also wanted to try using STENCILS to sprinkle powdered sugar over cocoa for designs, but I got mixed results. Mostly because the cocoa was too hot and melted the sugar…


Those Cafe Mocha m&ms are AMAZING, by the way! Although my favorite seasonal treat are still Ghirardelli peppermint bark squares!!


Materials used:

  • Sami Stamps Cup Kitty 1 digi (currently free HERE)
  • Spellbinders Snowflake View Die
  • Copic Markers: BG15, 45; C1, 3, 7; R20, 32
  • Sakura Gelly Roll – white
  • Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella
  • Pebbles, Inc. Pearlescent Chalks Jewel Tones
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white, black & turquoise
  • STAMPlorations ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil

I am participating in the following hops and challenges:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Now go fill your cup and have a great day!



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21 thoughts on “CATastrophic Empty Cup card

  1. OMGoodness, D.Ann, we did use the same image haha! And our cards look so different! I love how you coloured this! And I meant to mention in my blog post that it was a freebie and forgot – I’m so glad you did! This image is adorable! Beautiful card!


  2. Can you imagine all the chocolate lovers on a cocoa beach?! Great photo. And what a sweet card! Love that die, and that sweetly sleeping kitty. Great sentiment, too.


  3. Awwww, that sleepy cocoa kitty is so cute and I love the colors you used. I’m not sure if I saved that free digi during the cat lovers hop or not but I hope so! As soon as I get a new printer I’ll be able to try my hand at digi stamps. I can see one little heart in your cup of cocoa, but either way the powdered sugar added extra sweetness, so it’s all good.


  4. Darling card, D. Ann. Love the cat in the cup. It’s so sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra


  5. This is adorable!! I love the shadowed die cuts around this super sweet image!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Sami Stamps!!


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