Friday, 14 February 2014

Canvas Design, Review and Competition

I have recently received a beautiful canvas for review from the wonderful people at canvas design. are a UK based company who offer fantastic quality canvases delivered to your door within 48 hours with free delivery!!
The website is super easy to use and they have a multitude of options from photo canvas collages to custom sizing of you desired print/ uploaded photograph.

Prices and sizes are as follows and they are printed on 100% cotton with lovely thick pine frames.

SquareLandscapePortraitCustom Sizes
6" x 6"£7.9910" x 08"£11.998" x 10"£11.99
We can make any size Cavas from 6" all the way upto 72"
Our unique ordering system will guide you through buying custom sizes after you upload your photograph.
8" x 8"£10.9912" x 10"£13.9910" x 12"£13.99
10" x 10"£12.9916" x 12"£16.4912" x 16"£16.49
12" x 12"£14.9920" x 16"£19.9916" x 20"£19.99
20" x 20"£23.9930" x 20"£29.9920" x 30"£29.99
30" x 30"£34.9940" x 30"£39.9930" x 40"£39.99
40" x 40"£59.99

I placed my order with canvas designs and within 48 hours i recieved a text message to tell me that my order would be with me that day, eagerly waiting here's what arrived...

My canvas came well wrapped with plenty of cardboard to protect it.

Hidden inside all that bubble wrap was my chosen canvas, a very rare picture of my children, not pulling faces, picking noses or sticking their tongues out!
Each canvas also comes with a free hanging kit as shown below.
The pine frame is well made and felt extremely sturdy, the canvas is attached well and taped for a neat finish.

Here's my canvas in its new home, hung on my living room wall, the size i received is a custom size of 18x14" and its retails at £15.72 including delivery.

I'm really impressed with the quality of my image and here is a close up of the canvas and as you can see the quality is fantastic!

Canvas Design are also giving the opportunity for one of my lucky readers to win a canvas of your choice up to the the size you desire from 6x6" up to a whopping 40x40"

To enter simply fill in the raffle copter below and good luck!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you cant wait to see if your the luck winner I also have a fantastic discount code that can be used to get 15% off your order enter: BLOG15 at the checkout.

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*Disclaimer- i have been sent this canvas for the purpose of this review, all photographs and opinions are my own*

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Mummy's little Beaver is now a Cub Scout.

This week saw my little Valentino became invested as a Cub Scout.
He has been a Beaver since he was six years old and last November it was his time to move up into cubs! 
It's hard to believe that just over two years have passed and he's moved up to the next stage in his scouting life.
So much has changed, Valentino has grown older, taller and more confident.
He loves being a scout and enjoys going every week. 

I'm hoping that soon Tino will learn to sew on his badges so that mummy can have a break from them.
Sewing badge next perhaps?

Mel x

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Bugaboo This seasons shades. New Colours, New chassis Options 2014

Its no secret that Bugaboo is one of my favorite pushchair brands, I have been beyond desperate to know what they have in store for spring summer 14.
As with most exciting launches and releases its always good to have your ear to the ground and keep up with the old rumor mill that keeps on churning! 
For a while now there has been speculation about all black chassis for the Buffalo, extendable hoods for the Donkey and Cameleon.
So this morning a press release dropped into my inbox and here's what Bugaboo had to say......

"This spring Bugaboo’s at no loss for soft, vivid tones to brighten up your pushchair. Introducing
two new shades of pink and blue, the mobility brand continues to strike a perfect balance between
timeless and trendy colours. What’s more, you can now choose between a black or aluminum
chassis to match your tailored fabric set. Freedom of choice just became even better."
Bugaboo Donkey with the Ice Blue canopy
Bugaboo Cameleon in Soft Pink
 "Picking a shade for your pushchair is key. That’s why Bugaboo continuously adds new colours to
its palette, making sure there’s always that perfect one for you. ‘Soft Pink’ and ‘Ice Blue’ are both
bright and classically toned shades giving pushchairs a luxurious and decadent feel. Dark Khaki,
Navy and Petrol Blue deepen the colour scope ensuring a broad and timeless range. Bugaboo
accessories like the footmuff, seat liner, parasol, breezy sun canopy and Bugaboo bag are
available in matching colours to fit the new tailored fabric sets perfectly."

Accessories in new colours, Ice Blue and Soft Pink, Khaki seat liner and Breezy Canopy

Bugaboo are also rolling out the Buffalo's extendable canopy for both the Donkey and the Cameleon3 they will permanently replace the existing sun canopies. Great news for both Donkey and Cameleon owners! They of course will be available in the new colours come April 2014.
Cameleon3 with extendable canopy 

Donkey with extendable canopy 
I must admit I am pretty disappointed with the new colours and I was hoping for something new, something special, that made me say WOW! 
I feel the soft pink is very much like the limited edition that Bugaboo released back in 2011 that Victoria Beckham had on her Bee+ for Harper. I'm hoping that when I see them in the flesh that my mind soon changes. 

Out with the Old
There is also speculation that Bugaboo are phasing out some of the current favourites. This includes hot pink, royal blue and sand for the the Bugaboo Cameleon & Donkey. 
Pink is also rumored to be soon phased out for the Buffalo.
Sand bases are going for the Cameleon, Donkey and Buffalo, along with the dark brown base for the Bugaboo Cameleon, and the dark brown seat liner. 
How much of this is true I don't know,  I am yet to confirm as of this going to press but as soon as I have an official response from Bugaboo I will let you know.
I'm hoping that Pink is here to stay for the Buffalo but with the new soft pink on the horizon could this be the is this the end for the current shade? 

The new colours and extendable sun canopy will be available worldwide from April 2014 and will
retail at
Bugaboo Cameleon3 (aluminum chassis) £819 (black chassis) £869
Bugaboo Buffalo (aluminum chassis) £879 (black chassis) £929
Bugaboo Donkey Mono (aluminum chassis) £939 (black chassis) £989
Bugaboo Donkey Duo (aluminum chassis) £1149 (black chassis) £1214
Bugaboo Donkey Twin (aluminum chassis) £1279 (black chassis) £1344