Saturday, 17 March 2018

Cute as a Bug

I thought since the whole world seems to be going St Patrick's Day crazy I might as well share something predominantly green!

Hmmmm... on my screen the top left square, of dark green cardstock, looks pretty much black. In real life it's the same colour as the darker green of the caterpillar! My photography, and photo editing, skills leave a lot to be desired.

Anyway,  this cute little fellow, and the sentiment I've used with him, are from Clearly Besotted's "Cute as a Bug" set which I've had for three or four years and don't use often enough. He's looking pretty triumphant about something isn't he? He's probably been munching on Mark's plants, that's why!

I stamped him and masked him then stamped the grass, adding post-it notes either side to make sure the grass didn't run right out to where I wanted to cut. Then I die cut all the layers, stamped the sentiment on the card, and put everything together. I used garden twine to add to the garden feel. To keep the twine from slipping out of place, I wanted to attach it on the inside, but I didn't want sticky tape to show and didn't want to line the card. Luckily I have some Washi tape printed with grasses, so I ran a strip right across the twine, securing it firmly and adding a little garden touch to the inside too.

I am sharing this with

A Bit More Time to Craft - Anything Goes
CASology - Bug
Crafty Gals Corner - Make it Green
Retro Rubber - Tic Tac Toe using the middle line: Twine, Die-cut, Green


  1. A really lovely card Jane. The little caterpillar is very cute. Barbxx

  2. Oh, my goodness! I truly love caterpillars and this one is so cute!! This is a super CAS card that anyone would enjoy. Thank you for playing with our TTT challenge at Retro Rubber and hope you will join us again soon!

  3. He's adorable! He definitely looks like he's just demolished a prized plant though!

  4. Cute caterpillar and a good way to incorporate green. The garden twine does accentuate the rustic feel of the card. I like the stitching details on your squares. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber for our Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

  5. A super card Jane, such a cute caterpillar and great design.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  6. I think this is the only way I could handle a caterpillar - pretty colors with a smile, and NOT in my garden, lol! Great take for a St Pat's card - love the layered squares! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  7. What a sweet and adorable card, that little caterpillar is just the cutest.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play along again soon.

  8. Your coloring is fantastic on this adorable little guy! Thanks for playing along with CASology!

  9. Oh i love all the details on your creation! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology!

  10. He's soon cute! Great layers as well. Your thoughtfulness in designing this card totally shines through. Thanks for sharing at CASology this week!

  11. Cute caterpillar, love your coloring too. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  12. The sentiment is very accurate here, this bug sure is cute. Try - online service for photo editing..its easy peasy and transforms your pics :) Thanks for playing at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


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