Before I get started, yesterday’s winner was comment number 3 – Teresa  sorry, Terri!  Terri, I’ll be sending you an email a bit later (getting a late start in the craft room today).

I want to quickly chat about my Pixie sewing machine for a moment…

I had stated previously on this blog (and a couple of times on SCS) that the zigzag stitch on the Pixie is the wrong scale for cards but I tried it out again today and I don’t think it’s really that off for cardmaking.  I think the problem was that I was just shooting paper through the machine for testing purposes and maybe I fed the paper a little too quickly and that caused the zigzags to be stretched out a bit.

Anyway, I made a card with the zigzag stitch today and I think it looks okay (the stitching, I mean).  Have a look:

This is another one of those cards that I’m not 100% sure I like.  I managed to mix paper from 3 different lines on this card (though two are Cosmo Cricket and the colours are not that far off so I don’t know if that counts!).  I was trying to use up some of the paper scraps on my desk (the ones that are two big to throw away – I don’t keep every little scrap) and this is the layout I came up with.  I’ve seen a few CAS (clean and simple) cards on SCS that use a few narrow strips of paper (but no background paper) and thought it was a great way to use up some bits and pieces that are too pretty for the trash.  I tried to make the card with no background paper but I just couldn’t do it. (besides, if I stop using PP on my cards what will I do with the bajillions of sheets of paper in my stash?  it’s got to be used!)

I probably won’t be blogging tomorrow.  Because today is a holiday and Sunday is a holiday I have to get all my errands done tomorrow and I know it’s going to be crazy in the stores.  I also have a date with a paintbrush so there won’t be much craft time tomorrow!

Before I go, here’s the last blog candy of the week (I totally stole this image from a retail website):

Just like the picture, the one up for grabs is brand new in package, never used…I’ve used these dies in my cuttlebug to cut felt and they do work.  I put a sheet of printer paper between the felt and the plate – it completes the cut and prevents fuzziness on the edges of the shape you are cutting.  Of course, you can use the dies with paper and cardstock too!

To have a chance at winning these dies all you have to do is leave a comment.  Any comment at all.  I’ll draw a name the next time I blog (probably Sunday).

Good luck!