Tag: craft

How to Etch a Design on a Mirror :Cricut Explore

| June 24, 2014 | 6 Comments
How to Etch a Design on a Mirror :Cricut Explore

So this is my third project using the Cricut Explore, and I think its my favourite so far.  If you haven’t seen my other posts, I’ve decorated a iPad case and with my daughters, made a fathers day card.

I’ve loved this project, so much so, that I’m going to be etching another mirror next week.  If you have any questions, or suggestions what I should etch next time, I’d love to know.   Continue Reading


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


Its Giveaway time : Win a Cricut Cuttlebug

| February 4, 2014 | 133 Comments
Its Giveaway time : Win a Cricut Cuttlebug

**This giveaway is now closed **

I promised another competition on the blog for February, and here it is, an absolute corker!

The very lovely people at Cricut UK have offered one of my blog readers the chance to win a craft tool – the Cricut Cuttlebug.  You may remember I have been playing around with my Cricut-Mini and making cards, as well my advent calender this year. I love it, and will be making something for valentines day too, to show you- that blog post is coming up soon. Continue Reading


Window Art : Our 3M Super Sticky Post-it Note installation.

| September 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Post-it Notes set me a challenge to create a piece of window Art using the 3M Super Sticky Post-it Notes.  Now I was a little dubious, as I have tried to stick things on my windows before, and it’s always been a disaster.  However I need not have worried, as the 3M Post-it Super Sticky Notes have an enhanced adhesive, which holds stronger and longer to a multitude of surfaces, including glass!

So we set to it.  The first consideration was where we were going to create the art.  I decided that my front window would be perfect, as it really is very boring to look out of, even in summer, so could do with brightening up a little.

Post-it Note Window Art

Miss A had already decided she wanted grass and flowers so we started to use the Post-it notes to create our design.  We soon realised how quick and simple it was to use them, and as the light shone through the paper, it really did look pretty, and gave a gorgeous stained glass effect.

Post-it note window art

It quickly became a complete garden scene, with flowers, grass, butterflies, and a huge sunshine in the sky.  The grass really did give the window art a three-dimensional look.

post-it note art

So we made it even more so by adding the sunflowers, and the teapot and cups, so that Miss A could have a mini teddy bears picnic on the window ledge.


We love it, a little bit of sunshine to our living room!

Visit the Post-it Note Facebook page, as there is even more amazing inspirational art work on there too.  After a search on google I couldn’t believe some of the amazing creations people have made.  It must be addictive!

So what do you think, why not bust out your Post-it notes.  There really are so many different uses for these extraordinarily strong 3M super sticky Post-it notes.  Go get your craft on!

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Disclaimer : I was given a collection of 3M Post-it Notes, in order to make the art work.

This Post, has been brought to you in association with 3M Post-it Notes.