Sunday, 8 July 2012

Hello Canvas Review and Giveaway...


 
Like most Mummies I love taking photos of my children. You may even say I'm slightly obsessed! I recently transferred the last four year's photos over to an external hard-drive and even I was surprised at how many there were! Just over twenty one thousand!

Having all these pictures that are of full of precious memories hidden away in a computer seems such a shame so I like to have as many on display as possible. One way I love to display them is on Canvas's, as well as a great way of showing of my favourite pictures, it also brightens up dull and boring walls.

I was delighted to be offered a canvas to review from HelloCanvas!

After spending a few hours going though photographs (I love doing this, I rediscovered lots of great shots I’d forgotten about and they brought some beautiful memories to mind) I decided to go for something a bit different this time. So instead of a a portrait of my children, (as we have many of these hanging on our walls) I decided to go for something a bit more arty...

Over the Jubilee weekend last month we had a family day out to our local park and had a ride on a lovely old fashioned tram, I got some lovely pictures and there was one that really stood out, Elizabeth is standing in front of the tram waving her flag and it just looks so timeless!

So after choosing the picture I couldn't wait to see what it looked like on canvas, and luckily I didn't have to wait long at all as less than a week later a very exciting package arrived...

The first thing I noticed was the quality, the 1.2 inch frame is sturdy and well made and the 100% Canvas is strong and smooth. The printing of the image is impeccable and I love the way the image wraps around the edges of the frame, this is really striking!

I couldn't wait to put it up on the wall, it came 'ready to hang' so took just a moment and as soon as I did I fell even more in love with it!

The Canvas is a really good size ( 20" by 28" ) and the printing is so professional you wouldn't believe that the image originated from a snapshot on my phone in the Park! At just £39 this is a real bargain, it could easily be mistaken for a piece of artwork costing double that.

Hello Canvas has a wide range of sizes to suit every budget starting at just £13 and delivery is free and with you within a week! Perfect if you've left ordering a gift until the last minute!

As well as offering such amazing quality at surprisingly good prices they also offer some fabulous extra services. Red eye removal, Date removal and a choice of Colour, Black & White or Sepia are all free of charge. And a range of fancier effects from colour highlight to wood effect and many more start at just £10...



And if you don’t have a digital copy of the photo you want you can simply send it to them to scan for you for free.

I am really impressed with both the service and the quality at Hello Canvas and would recommend them to anyone wanting to create some beautiful artwork from their photographs, I will certainly be returning to place another order soon...

To find out more and turn your memories into beautiful artwork check out their website www.hellocanvas.co.uk.

You can also like Hello Canvas on Facebook and Twitter for the latest news and offers...

The lovely folks at Hello Canvas have offered Mymummyspennies readers the chance to win a 20 x 28 inch Canvas worth £39!

 Enter below...


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66 comments:

  1. I wish my dad could have met 3 of my children when they were born and that would be the perfect moment to have captured

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  2. I wish when i gave birth unexpectedly fast at home my partner would have been there :( that would have been a great pic of us and our new baby daughter x

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    1. Kathryn, same thing happened to my sister about 5 weeks ago xx

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  3. The last time I spoke to my mum before she passed away. Sorry to be so morbid but I really would have loved this!

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  4. I wish I could capture the sheer joy on my little ones face when daddy gets home from work!!

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  5. My son walking, he took a while and he is sooo proud of himself, smiling and clapping away!

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  6. I wish that the moment I could have pictured was the joy and full on love you have for your child as soon as they are born :)

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  7. One of my all time photos is off me age about 3 with my Grandad in his greenhouse surrounded by tomatoes. I would love to be able to recreate that shot with Grandad and his great grandchildren sadly he never met them.

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  8. I wish i had a picture of my son when he was minutes old. Theyre the moments you wish to cherise :)

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  9. I have an amazing picture of my eldest daughter meeting her baby brother for the first time, and reaching through the special care incubator to hold his hand. Melts my heart <3

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  10. How amzing i wish i had a pic of the first time myhusnamd steppedoff thetrain in his army uniform and meet our first son. I still get a tear thinking about it now x

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  11. Rebecca beesleySunday, July 08, 2012

    I actually felt so together having had my third baby (unlike the first two times ending up in theatre myself/ traumatic birth etc) that we did manage to get a photo when baby was literally a few minutes old - four minutes I think. And that is such a precious image to have captured. I wish I could've seen my boys when they were that 'new' too.

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  12. The look my husband is going to have on his face when he sees our baby boy for the first time(due in 2 weeks :-))

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  13. sometimes when the kids are playing and laughing it is hard to capture the moment on camera, wish i could x

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  14. I love it when my three laugh with one another - you know those moments when they can't stand up they are laughing so much!

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  15. the morning i first met my son :) i was alone in the hospital so i had no one to capture his first moments in this world or our first precious cuddle :( i have my memories though x

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  16. my son when he's laughing playing with his lego

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  17. My son and daughter laughing together on holiday @Bobbity666

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  18. I was with my nan, mum and daughter last week and would love the 4 generations pic on canvas :)

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  19. my daughter starting to walk x

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  20. I love the pic above with the hat picked out in colour.

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  21. The first time I met my husband.

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  22. The birth of my children (I was in theatre)

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  23. i wish i could capture my whole life on video camera, so i can always watch the best bits back!

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  24. My husband ironing for the one and only time in the 8 years I've known him. Nobody ever believes me that he did it! lol x

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  25. Those lovely unexpected hugs and kisses from your little ones where they really hold you tight!

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  26. The moment I fell in love with my hubby to be ! It was love at first sight - i now take loads of photos of our beautiful son - we are getting married in november 10-11-12.

    I would use this wonderful canvas as an opportunity to get a special photo of the 3 of us on our very meaningful day.

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  27. My husband's face when I walked into the church on our wedding day.

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  28. Izzie's first steps (not happened yet)! Kate E

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  29. my husband's face when he first saw our son - it is something i will never forget as it was the first time i saw him get emotional in that way

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  30. a picture of my dad with all my children

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  31. all 3 of my children having the most amazing smiles all together at the same time for just one picture

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  32. Our beautiful wedding photographs x

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  33. my 3 boys laughing together, its really hard to get pics where you can see them all properly looking the same way and capturing the moment properly!

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  34. The moment my husand wooed me! We always laugh about that moment ...

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  35. I wish I could have captured my partners face when the sonographer announced the baby on the screen this time was a boy. I was so happy to know we were having one of each but I could see how happy he was to be having a boy. He had a permanant smile for at least a week! Lol

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  36. That moment when they first wake up in the morning

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  37. My husband holding my daughter for the first time

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  38. Every moment is precious and goes so fast, I capture as much as possible

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  39. Me and my son immediately after birth. I don't have a pic of my son and 1 in the first few precious hours/days. I had a really traumatic birth and struggled for a while to even bond with my son. It really saddens me I don't have at least 1 pic of us in hospital. I'll never have another child due to this experience so never me able to "recreate" (so to speak) the moment : (

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  40. the moment my husband found out i had given birth to our second daughter early and he was out of the country working.

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  41. I wish I could have captured the moment my baby was born - unfortunately I was unable to do this as he was born via C- section and was then placed in an incubator for over 2 weeks :)

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  42. I would love to capture the moment when our son will first see his little brother or sister :)

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  43. The time my (now)husband proposed on a hillside in Cheshire...only a few months after we got together... and now we have been married 12 years nearly.

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  44. I wish i could capture the feeling and memorie of my daughter being born, that or the feeling of when i was falling in love with her father xx

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  45. Stockport is my home town. What a lovely print. I think this is a lovely lovely prize to give away. xx

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  46. My son feeding he's baby sister for the first time :)

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  47. I would have loved to see a picture of my Daughter being born by emergency c-section, not sure I would print it on a canvas though ;)

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  48. I D Like to have a faded photograph of me and my dad restored and then put on a canvas i think.

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  49. I would have loved to have taken a photo of my daughter when she got the email telling her she had won a (very coveted) place in Cornell University's Summer Programme but we were all taken by surprise at the quick decision - out of 14,000 applicants and she's one of the very,very lucky final 64 (who by the sounds of it, are having more fun than studying LOL) xx

    The photo I would love on canvas would be a candid shot of my husband and daughter stood together, in an arch, in Edinburgh Castle's grounds - it's very hard to get pictures with them together as they're both very camera shy (aren't we all at important moments LOL) xx

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  50. I wish I could capture the bonding moments between my other half and my baby boy x

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  51. A picture of me On my due date when I was pregnant with my son..,I didn't take any bump pics but I'm now pregnant with baby no 2 and am taking lots x

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  52. I'd love to capture Women generation from my family and my husbands-me, my mum, grandma, my daughter, my mum in law and my sisters in law. xxx Veronika Matewu

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  53. It took a very long time to get mine and my sisters whole family together for a photograph as she lives 12,000 miles away. We are now on the next generation; I would love a photograph of me, my sister and our three Grand-Children.

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  54. I wish I could capture all the small amazing things my children do and say. Love watching them change & grow but there's so much you forget xx

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  55. I wish I could have photographed my daughters first ever smile... I got some smiles on camera a few days later but I wish I could have captured the first ever one!

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  56. the head coming out the day i gave birth sounds weird but wish i could have seen it

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  57. My wedding day with all my family & my late mum in. x

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  58. My boyfriend's proposal on top of Sugar Loaf mountain, Brazil!

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  59. What I did last night after too many G&Ts!

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  60. The moment my boyfriend and I first met on a snowy day in 2005

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  61. The moment my daughter met her new baby brother

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  62. when my second daughter was born, i was so violently sick after the birth we didnt get any photos at all :(

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