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Quick and Easy Fathers Day Card : Cricut Explore

| June 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
Quick and Easy Fathers Day Card : Cricut Explore

We make all of ours cards at the Ana Mum Diary house, well the girls make them really. Gorgeous handmade cards, lovely reminders of how my children are growing up, as their drawings and writing changes over time. I’ve always preferred things that are home-made when it comes to cards and gift tags.  I’ve written before about making my own before HERE and HERE.   Continue Reading

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Personalising my iPad case : Cricut Explore

| June 2, 2014 | 16 Comments
Personalising my iPad case : Cricut Explore

I am just a little bit obsessed with my iPad, its like a love affair that shows no abating. I hope I’m not the only one who feels like this. I use it for work, to check emails and social media.  In the evenings to watch Netflix or Skype, maybe a little more social media. It get so much use, it has to have a case, there is no question about that.

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For The Love Of Crochet

| February 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
For The Love Of Crochet

A couple of weeks ago, I attended a crochet course at my local wool shop – BaaYarn with Gail Dixon from Woolleymead, an expert in all things crochet and knitted. We all gathered as she took us through step by step beginners class in crochet.  We had hooks, yarn, coffee and biscuits, what’s not to love about a morning spent learning a new skill with other local people.  I don’t really knit, so I did wonder if it was going to all be beyond me, but I felt like I picked it up fairly quickly. I’m a leftie, so I have tried to follow youtube instructions before, but to no avail.

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A Simple Homemade Christmas Card Using a Cricut Mini

| December 3, 2013 | 5 Comments
A Simple Homemade Christmas Card Using a Cricut Mini

What’s a Cricut Mini I hear you say… well, it’s very clever machine, that looks a little like a small printer.  It cuts shapes, and wording out of card, material even icing.  The version I am reviewing(the mini) needs to be hooked up to your computer, and the internet.  You are sent the machine, cables and information on how to get started.  Even access to the Cricut Craft Room.  The instructions to do this are really simple, but comprehensive. Continue Reading

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