Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Capturing precious moments with CanvasPop

I take so many photos of the boys and recently started having professional ones taken, the only
trouble is my husband takes so long to put them up that the boys have changed considerably by the time it's hung.  For this reason I've always avoided canvas prints.    Don't get me wrong though I absolutely love them.  When I left my final teaching placement the children, under teacher supervision, made me 2 gorgeous canvas' (one patterned one hand prints) that hung in my room until they sadly got damaged in a house move a few years ago :(

I may have got a little too excited when, last week, CanvasPop approached me and asked if I would like to try their service (for free).  It didn't take me long to reply to them (and check they did actually mean lil' old me!).... then I had to find a great photo.

I don't know about you but it's becoming increasingly more difficult to get my 2 boys in the same photo, and when I do to get them both with happy faces and not one looking like he is being strangled or wants to be somewhere else.
  I was stuck, I didn't want to go too far back (they change so much), I looked back over the last few months and really surprised myself at just how few pictures I do have of them both together (and how bad some of my photo's really are). I did manage to find one, after deliberation over whether I really loved it and seeking friends approval (this was not a decision to be taken lightly) I sent off my photo.



Now, I did bypass the 'normal' mode of how to order your photos but I did try this out in order to give you a full review.


There are 4 options to choose from on the CanvasPop website: Photoprint, add text to photo's, collage and mosaic and Triptych style (3 canvas' to make one picture).  You can also choose to have a framed paper print instead of a canvas if required.

You simply select the one you wish to make and you are given the upload options; computer, facebook or instagram.

There are 18 sizes to choose from, starting at £18.80 (20cm x 25cm) to £137.31 (61cm x 183cm).  There is also the option to customise your own size.
You then choose the depth from a rolled print (to mount yourself) at no extra cost to 6cm deep mounts and white wooden frames (+ £53.29).
 The edging is also your own choice, white, black or photo wrap (my selection).

To put this in perspective my canvas is 40cm x 60cm (16" x 24") with a 2cm wrap which would retail on the site at around £60 total.  (That's a normal sized  CD in the corner)


Further customisation is available after uploading your image, you can choose to have black and white, vintage, oil painting and many more (additional cost applies).

Not only do CanvasPop offer a 100% Love it guarantee and send out digital proofs so you can check you love it before you buy but they also offer a Picture Perfect service where they will adjust and optimize your image so it looks its best by altering the contrast, image sharpness and removing red eye at no extra cost  If you need more work doing such as adding or removing people or objects, tooth whitening, or background changing these are also all possible (additional costs apply).  

"CanvasPop Quality Guarantee

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your CanvasPop purchase we’ll either reprint it for you, or give you your money back. We offer an exclusive lifetime guarantee against cracking, fading or bubbling."

You are then set to checkout with either a credit/ debit card or paypal.


Postage is then £8 which applies to anywhere in the UK, Canada, U.S. & EU countries.  The whole process, including sending the proofs takes around 14 days from order to delivery which I think is really great for a handmade personalised canvas.

It's safe to say I love my canvas, the colours are as bright as a photograph and there is no distortion or pixalation to the image ....... now if only my husband would get round to hanging it (did I mention it comes complete with all the fixtures and hanging line to make this easy?).


I always like to ascertain just how great companies are for being 'human' when undertaking reviews - I don't know about you but robotic, un-knowledgable, customer service assistants really wind me up.  CanvasPop performed very well.  They have a really good Twitter and Facebook presence as well as being available for an online chat if you need any assistance when placing your order.

But...... why take my word for it?  CanvasPop are offering one of my readers the opportunity to win their own 16" x20" wrapped canvas with a 0.75" deep wrap and free shipping.

How do you get into the chance to win?  Simpy enter the Rafflecopter below before the 11th May .  Leaving a blog post comment is mandatory but after that simply enter whichever options you like (some or all) to give you more chances to win.

If you don't win then don't worry, I'm working with CanvasPop and hopefully will be bringing you a discount code to use against your next purchase.

Win a CanvasPop Canvas - 16" x 20" with a 0.75" mount.
Open to readers from: UK, EU, US or Canada postal address'

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Disclaimer:  I received a free Canvas to be able to write this post.  All words are my own opinions.  

T&C's apply to competition.
1) Prize is a voucher code for 1 x 16" x 20" CanvasPop Canvas with a 0.75" mount. This is valid for 1 year from date of issue.
2) Prize is between winner and CanvasPop to arrange and organise once drawn, all liability after end of competition lies with these parties
3) There shall be no cash equivalent
4) winners can be in UK, EU, US or Canada
5) All entries will be verified
6) Competition runs from 14th April 2015 until 12th May 2015.
7)Entry is via one and/or more of the methods in Rafflecopter widget.
8) Winner will be chosen at random by Rafflecopter.  

9) The winner will be contacted by email by 14th May and asked to confirm their prize acceptance by 17th May at 10am.  If no reply is received, a new winner may be chosen.

151 comments:

  1. I would use our vacation photos.

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  3. One of my kids on holiday in Cyprus by the pool

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  4. Lynsey Buchanan15 April 2015 at 11:31

    A recent family day out at the Science Centre

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  5. Caroline Walliss - My wedding photos on the beach in mauritius!

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  7. The day my daughter was born - I've been meaning to do it for ages!

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  8. one of the family altogether

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  9. My husband and I having a water fight in the sea still fully dressed in our wedding clothes during our big day in Cyprus!

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  10. I'd love a happy, sunny summer holiday photo.

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  13. i would use it for my little boys second bday ! fab giveaway x

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  14. Easter when the family went to a local castle.

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  15. A pic of the 5 of us from a recent trip to Disneyland Paris

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  16. A holiday photo of the whole family with grandparents which was taken in Greece last year xx

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  17. my kids happy together in the garden

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  18. A photo of me, hubby & baby if they ever manage to persuade me to come out form behind the camera! x

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  19. I would use a photo from when we went to the seaside and the kids were playing in the sand

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  21. us all playing at the park

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  22. Just my children being them, Happy bundles of fun x

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  23. My daughter's first Christmas

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  24. I've got a lovely photo from a trip to Llandudno I'd use.

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  28. A photo from our last holiday.

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  29. A nice couple photo of me and my other half.

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  30. I'd use a picture I took of Uluru at sunrise on my gap year.

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  31. I would wait untill the end of july when our second grandchild will have been born and get a big family pic done

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  33. A photo of my family. I live away from home so it's nice to always have my family around me!

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  34. A photo of my daughter on holiday x

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  36. Elizabeth Hinds19 April 2015 at 17:23

    My daughters giving each other a hug. You can really see the love between them :-)

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  37. A photo of all 3 of us at the Lake District last year.

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  38. A picture of my son and I atop the alps that we both remember with fondness x

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  39. I would love the Christmas picture our family took last year!

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  40. A photo of us sledging at Christmas

    Fiona S

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  41. on of my step daughter and 2 daughters together at the park xx

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  42. A pic from our first holiday as a family of 4 x

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  43. A photo of me and the man, on our first official night out as a couple.

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  45. one of our holiday pictures - leanne w

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  46. Our wedding! I keep meaning to get a beautiful canvas done of me and the husband together on our big day! :)

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  47. My little girls Christening :)

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  50. I have a photo of my mum and nan that on our last ever trip to the seaside with my nan I would like to make into a canvas

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  51. I would use the photo of me and the wife on the Matterhorn in Switzerland

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  54. I would love my Wedding Photo on Canvas x

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  56. My nephew & niece - I have a gorgeous photo I've been meaning to get framed

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  57. Our first family holiday photo

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  60. A family gathering would be favourite

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  62. I'd choose our last holiday - a week in a cottage in remote Wales - such a good time!

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  63. my grandsons third birthday party, he had his little hat on and was blowing out his candles <3

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  64. one of my sons music in the moment pics basically him chilling in his headphones

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  65. A family photo we took at xmas :)

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  68. One of my Granddaughter taken at Christmas x

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  69. my lovely two children playing in the garden

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  70. My little girl paddling on holiday!

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  71. christine nicholson11 May 2015 at 19:58

    Our family holiday to florida

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  74. I would choose a photo from one of out many days out :)

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  75. For the 1st time we spent Christmas/New Year our of the UK and we went to a great New Year Eve gala. We had a lovely picture taken, I would choose this.

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  76. One of my four grandchildren on one of the rare occasions they are all together :)

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  77. my son's last birthday party

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