Canvas Design Review and Giveaway

When Canvas Design offered me the chance to review some products for them, I jumped on the chance. Like most parents, I love having photos of my two little people on the wall but I hate photo frames that often take the focus away from the photo. That’s why I love canvases.
I love these canvases that I was sent – they’re now pride of place on our living room wall!


All I had to do was send my chose photo to them. It took me ages to decide which one to send. I on!y sent the original one and they emailed straight away to say if I wanted a big canvas the photo would need to be better quality as they do tend to distort when enlarged. Unfortunately all of my photos are of similar quality (iPhone, then uploaded again from Facebook) so I decided to have three smaller ones instead. The canvases have turned out brilliantly, no noticeable distortion and feel sturdy and good quality.
The prices are really reasonable and on their website they offer a price match guarantee! Their customer service was fantastic -they emailed me straight away about my photo quality. I ordered on Tuesday night and they arrived Friday afternoon by courier. You get a text message on the morning to give you a time frame in which it will be delivered, which is useful! A hanging kit is also supplied with the canvas so you don’t have to faff about it buying bits to put them up.

Canvas Design have given me the amazing opportunity to give one of their canvases, worth up to £59.99, to a reader, with a photo of their choice. Sizes range from a cute little 6×6″ to a huge 40×40″! You need to enter using the rafflecopter link below – I do check all entries so make sure you do the mandatory ones! Even if you don’t win, you can still order one of their canvases at a 15% discount by entering ‘BLOG15’ at the checkout. Delivery is also free which is even better!!

Visit their website here.

Please note ALL entries will be checked and verifies before the winner is draqn

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!

Family Fever

Let’s Potty – a review and giveaway!

As a mum to a potty training toddler, I jumped at the chance to review a game all about potty training!

Let's Potty

The box was lovely and colourful, and the contents didn’t disappoint. It’s bright and sturdy. Quite often, the ‘task’ cards As a mum to a potty training toddler, I jumped at the chance to review a game all about potty training! board games can be a bit flimsy but these were made of thick glossy board.

The idea of the game is to make it to the toilet. You choose a card and it either praises you for one of the aspects of potty training – washing hands, flushing toilet, pulling down pants etc, which allows you to move forward, or you get a card that keeps you on the spot because you have had an accident.


Because the game is produced in America some of the language is Americanised, such as diaper instead of nappy, but it’s not a big issue. More than likely it would be an adult reading it so it would be easy enough to substitute for more familiar language.


It would be fab for parents, childminders, nurseries or anyone potty training more than one child at a time and is a great way to encourage turn taking and following rules.

I am giving this board game away to one lucky winner. Check out the rafflecopter form below to see how you can enter. This competition is only open to Uk mainland residents. It will close on Monday 17th February and I will notify winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck!!

***Thè winner was Kim Campbell***

* Disclosure
I was sent this game free of charge for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Family Fever

Heroes of the City Giveaway

You may have read my review on the Heroes of the City App that Ruta Ett sent me last week – if you haven’t you can read it here.
We then received a lovely parcel of goodies from them – a fab pre Christmas surprise that has given us valuable minutes to wrap the thousands of presents!
Included in our parcel was a gorgeous glossy hardback book, which is beautifully illustrated and contains really endearing characters (we’ve called in love with Calamity Crow!). There was also a DVD of the series, a blow up ball which we’ve used for talking about colours and the kids favourite – two lovely little die cast vehicles!


We have another one of these lovely sets from Ruta Ett to giveaway to a lucky winner. Simply leave a comment below telling me what your favourite blog post has been so far!
Good luck!!

Winners will be chosen on Monday 6th January 2014

***The winner was Becki Gates***


Cardooo Review and Giveaway

I hate cards. You open them, stick them on a shelf where they do nothing but irritate you by falling over and gathering dust. That was until I received a Cardooo card to review!
Cardooo are a small book company with a book publishing background. They have created a range of interactive greeting cards, that contain games, puzzles, stories, stickers and much more, which will amuse kids from the moment they’re opened.

I received two cards from them. The first was a story card ‘The Enormous Turnip’ (which is a story we love!). The card is blank for you to include your own greeting so could be used for any occasion. The card is no bigger than a normal card so I reckon would be pretty standard postage cost. The story is beautifully illustrated and would be perfect for sharing at bedtime!


I really loved the second card which was a Christmas activity card. It contained 12 pages of puzzles, games and colouring activities as well as a fold out board game and stickers. As just a card it is beautiful but the little extras inside make it a really special gift for someone.


The company sells a range of cards for
all sorts of occasions, for a really reasonable price so I know I will be looking at using them for cards in the future!

I’m giving away ‘The Enormous Turnip’ story card to someone lucky. All you need to do is leave a comment telling me what your favourite kids book is and why, and I’ll pick a winner. Winner will be chosen on the evening of Wednesday 11th December. Good luck!!!

I was sent two samples of Cardooo cards free of charge for the purpose of this review. All opinions and thoughts expressed are my own.

**** the winner was Laura Brook ****