Mr Nutcase Personalised Phone Cover – Review

Mr Nutcase produce personalised mobile phone and tablet covers to any design of your choice, be it one of their instantly available designs, a design of your own or by adding your own photo.  Even the readily available colours and patterns can be additionally customised with clip art and text.  You really can make a truly unique case.

I decided to surprise my husband with a new phone cover and with him having an iPhone I had the choice of an Ultra Lightweight Slimline case or an Executive Flip Leather Style.  I would have liked to get the leather style case for him but on these only one side is printed and the other is plain white which I feel isn’t really suited to him and not a particularly manly choice.  If they had the same option in black then I would definitely have gone for this – hopefully this option will become available in the future.

So I went with the Ultra Lightweight Slimline case and chose a photograph of our children to go on the back.  I could then customise the colour to go either side of the picture and add any text clip art I wanted.  I decided to keep things simple and went with just one large picture.  I must point out that you can create a picture collage on the cover using one of the many varieties of collage templates they offer.  The choice is excellent.

Mr nutcaseWhen the cover arrived quite literally the next day, I was very pleased with it and put it on my husbands phone when he wasn’t looking.  He was thrilled when he first saw it and thought it was a great way to carry a picture of his children around with him.  The picture looked good and for some reason I hadn’t really thought about the sides of the cover.  I imagined they would be dark like the background of the photo but instead they were transparent – something I actually really like and think gives a fresh, modern feel,

We are very happy with the Mr Nutcase phone cover, the delivery service was excellent, the availability of design and customisation is great and the finished product is of a good quality.  I’d definitely use Mr Nutcase again for a personalised cover.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the phone case in order to write the review.

Canvasdesign Photo Canvas – Review

Canvasdesign produce high quality photo canvasses in a multitude of sizes from just 6 inches square right the way up to 40 inches!  I’ve never had a photo put onto canvas before but was intrigued as to what it’d be like so keenly took up the opportunity from Canvasdesign to try one.

I chose a photo of my two children from the start of this year, Miss M’s 6th birthday, it is one of few I have where both children are looking at the camera and there aren’t any random objects or people lurking in the background.

canvasThe canvas arrived wrapped very securely in what seemed like endless layers of corrugated cardboard – this kept the children amused for the rest of the day while mummy could sit back and enjoy her new canvas!! lol

Once I got to bottom layer and saw the canvas, I have to say I was highly impressed, the quality is excellent!  The canvas was really thick too, a good one and a half inches deep, wrapped around a solid pine frame.  The canvas comes supplied with a hanging kit, although I didn’t use that due to the solid stone walls in my house that are a nightmare to drill through and I also have the original picture rail which we prefer to use to hang pictures from.

Our canvas has taken pride of place in our front room above the tv and being approximately 28 by 18 inches, a custom size, this fills the space nicely.  I’m very happy with it and love looking at it each day.

Canvasdesign have a simple website where you can upload your photo and it will guide you through sizes and prices.  If you are thinking of purchasing a canvas then I’d highly recommend that you take a look, you won’t be disappointed!

And if you haven’t already, then why not enter my giveaway to win a photo canvas of any size from Canvasdesign HERE.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the canvas in order to write the review.

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Picture Story Books from Parragon – Review

Parragon Books have a delightful selection of children’s books and we were lucky to be sent a couple to try.

The first is called The Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat, a familiar title based on the classic Edward Lear poem that I remember from my childhood.  Although, this little tale follows two children dressed up as an owl and a pussycat who go on an adventure in their living room, travelling in a cardboard box.  They see many things on the way until they return home and fall asleep.

Parrogon owl and pussycatMy children both thoroughly enjoyed hearing me read this book to them, it’s fast paced with rhyming text, making you eager to turn the page to hear the next line.  The story is accompanied by beautifully illustrated pages that my children love to look at and point out things on.  It’s not too long and this makes it the perfect reading book for 3 year old Mister B.  He likes books with good pictures that he can understand and that aren’t too long as he prefers to have several books read at a time.  This is written in a modern way but still has a classic feel to it.  A lovely story that we all enjoyed.

The second book we tried was Wakey Wakey Big Brown Bear, a delightful tale about a group of animal friends.  The story centres around Big Brown Bear who is due for his long winter sleep but is worried about missing all the delightful things that happen during Autumn and Winter like crunchy leaves and puddles of rain.  Not wanting him to miss out his friends put together a mock Autumn and Winter when he wakes up.

Wakey wakey big brown bear parragonThis book has an enchanting storyline showing how friends come together and do nice things for each other.  This book also has lovely illustrations with plenty of detail giving my children lots to talk about. They loved the part of the story when Big Brown Bear’s friends were trying to wake him up and started shouting themselves for him to wake up!  They also enjoyed the pretend Autumn and Winter scenes as it’s all things they enjoy – walking through big piles of crunchy leaves, jumping in puddles and snow.

Both these books have been a great success with my children and I think they are both excellent books.  I’d definitely recommend them as ideal picture story books for pre school children.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.