Review and Competition: Win a Gorgeous Photo Canvas for your Home

This Giveaway is now closed.

I absolutely adore having photos of my family and my children up on the walls in my home. So I was thrilled when Photo-Canvas asked me if I’d like to review a photo canvas for them and I couldn’t wait to get started. We don’t have anything like this at home and it’s been something I’ve wanted for a long time.

I chose a 30cm x 40cm colour splash canvas where the photo is turned into black and white and then certain colours within the image are retained. This is so modern and fits really well with the decor in my home that I went for it. The image I chose to use was from our recent holiday to Lanzarote. It’s hard to find a photo with both children together at the moment so this is a particular favourite. It was also Miss E’s birthday when this was taken.

The Photo-Canvas website was so easy to use, with a simple straightforward process. But what impressed me the most was the turnaround time; I couldn’t quite believe it! I approved the proof mid afternoon and it arrived at my front door the next morning. Quite simply amazing. And here’s the end result.

Doesn’t it look great?! I decided to colour splash the headbands just to add a little bit of fun to the print and I’m really pleased with it. Worth £47.99 I think this is pretty good value for something so lovely that will last for years to come.

So here’s the fun bit. Would you like to Win a Photo Canvas of your own?

Photo-Canvas would like to offer one lucky Love Chic Living reader a 30 x 40 canvas worth £39 in either:

  • A regular canvas
  • A Make your own Montage canvas (add multiple images on one canvas)
  • A message canvas (add your own personalised message to the image)

To be in with a chance of winning all you need to do is leave a comment and tell me:

What do you use to take your Photos? Is it a straightforward camera? Or maybe you like to use your phone camera, or even an app like Instagram? Leave a comment on the blog and let me know.

You must leave this comment to qualify for entry into the Giveaway.

For extra entries you can do either or both of the following:

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Let me know in your comment if you have done extra entries.

The competition will close on 31st August at 6pm. See below for the Terms and Conditions and Good Luck!

Terms and Conditions:

The competition will close on 31st August at 6pm. The winner will be chosen by random number generator. The winner must acknowledge contact within 7 days or forfeit the prize. If the winner does not contact Love Chic Living in this time another winner will be chosen. The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter. The prize will be given directly by Photo-Canvas and the winner will arrange their chosen Canvas with Photo-Canvas. UK entries only please. Love Chic Living’s decision is final.

Disclosure: I was given a Photo Canvas free of charge for the purpose of this review. The comments and opinons are genuine and honest.
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  1. ianmaciver
    August 3, 2012 / 11:20 am

    just a normal digital camera

  2. Dorothee Archambault
    August 3, 2012 / 11:21 am

    I usually use my Iphone, even though I have a good camera…@Dorothee77

  3. ianmaciver
    August 3, 2012 / 11:22 am

    shared on facebook and already subscribed

  4. Dorothee Archambault
    August 3, 2012 / 11:22 am

    I subscribe to Love Chic Living

    August 3, 2012 / 11:40 am

    i use my phone a lot cus i always forget to take my phone anywhere!

      August 3, 2012 / 11:41 am

      i have shared on fb & already subscribe 🙂
      emma walters

  6. guy nesher
    August 3, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    Sony nex5n, brilliant camera

  7. Nathalie Taylor
    August 3, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    I always use my digital camera 🙂

  8. Heather
    August 3, 2012 / 4:05 pm

    My camera is well old so I tend to use my blackberry for pics

  9. Joan
    August 3, 2012 / 6:56 pm

    digital camera

  10. @bluebearwood
    August 3, 2012 / 8:46 pm

    I use so many things, iPhone, iPad, slr, lumix sometimes other people’s kit as well 😉

  11. claire woods
    August 3, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    I do prefer a camera – nothing grand just one that fits in my handbag. However should I be out and forget to take it out with me a mobile phone camera comes in handy.

  12. claire woods
    August 3, 2012 / 8:55 pm

    Shared on FB.

  13. Kirsty Fox
    August 3, 2012 / 9:16 pm

    I just use my digital camera

  14. Kirsty Fox
    August 3, 2012 / 9:17 pm

    I have shared on Facebook – Kirsty Fox

  15. Kirsty Fox
    August 3, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    I am subscribed to Love Chic Living

  16. August 3, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    Gorgeous Canvas, I love the splash of colour.

    I am a bit of a multi tasker with photos, most often I use iPhone, love Instagram, I also use my digital camera alot, I like to edit with picmonkey, my last love is my polaroid x

  17. August 3, 2012 / 9:43 pm

    I have shared the link on fb

  18. August 3, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I have subscribed to follow x

  19. August 3, 2012 / 10:32 pm

    Ventured in to the age of digital camera about 3yrs ago (pretty late in the great scheme of things) and since having my toddler, carry it around everywhere with me. Gutted as left it at a party the other week so have been without it since then although it has meant I’ve gotten a bit more use out of the camera on my phone.

  20. olivia kirby
    August 3, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    Just a digital camera for me.

  21. olivia kirby
    August 3, 2012 / 11:25 pm

    I shared this great post on facebook as Olivia Kirby

  22. olivia kirby
    August 3, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    I already subscribe

  23. Kathryn Phillips ✩
    August 4, 2012 / 7:57 am

    I take photos on my phone as its 12mp and much better than my normal camera 🙂

  24. Kathryn Phillips ✩
    August 4, 2012 / 7:58 am

    I have subscribed 🙂

  25. Kathryn Phillips ✩
    August 4, 2012 / 7:58 am

    Shared on facebook x

  26. Carole Paton
    August 4, 2012 / 9:55 am

    I mostly use my digital camera but I have just got an iPhone so may use that more as time goes on

  27. Maya Russell
    August 4, 2012 / 10:14 am

    I use a digital camera. Much easier, now, than old film cameras.
    (I like the black and white canvas of the two girls with a red hairband.)

  28. Maya Russell
    August 4, 2012 / 10:18 am

    Shared on Facebook.

  29. Maya Russell
    August 4, 2012 / 10:22 am

    I’ve subscried by email.

  30. maria molly taylor
    August 4, 2012 / 11:44 am

    I use either my Canon Powershot A570 or my Samsung Galaxy S camera whichever is closer, my daughter and I love taking photos, of us and our cats and dogs and the garden 🙂

  31. maria molly taylor
    August 4, 2012 / 11:45 am

    shared on Facebook

  32. hayley Green
    August 4, 2012 / 12:25 pm

    I love my iphone, and also use photoshop express iphone app to add those finishing touches! 🙂

  33. sharon stepinski
    August 4, 2012 / 2:52 pm

    I usually use my camera on my phone because I always have it on me and the photos are better quality than my ancient camera 🙂

  34. August 4, 2012 / 6:31 pm

    I go between my phone camera and my digital – it depends which ones at hand. 🙂

  35. Karen
    August 4, 2012 / 7:12 pm

    I tend to use my smartphone these days

  36. Alison reid
    August 4, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    I love to use my proper camera , but in all honesty, the best, spontaneous shots are always on my phone, because its always with me, and my camera may or may not be!

  37. Martina
    August 4, 2012 / 10:33 pm

    Just a normal digital camera.

  38. Jane Brown
    August 5, 2012 / 10:25 am

    I use a digital camera.

  39. Jane Brown
    August 5, 2012 / 10:26 am

    I have shared the link on facebook

  40. Laura Pritchard
    August 5, 2012 / 1:20 pm

    I used my digital camera…but I need an upgrade, I’ve had it since 2005!

  41. Laura Pritchard
    August 5, 2012 / 1:21 pm

    Shared on Facebook.

  42. matthew collins
    August 5, 2012 / 5:20 pm

    I use a digital camera

  43. Clare F Wood
    August 5, 2012 / 8:14 pm

    I take photos on my good old camera when I have it with me, but having a camera on the smart phone does make it so much easier to take random shots

  44. August 5, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    I love to use my phone while we’re out and about cos it’s quick and easy, although nt always the best picture. If we’re mucking about at home or know we want to get some good shots, like the last day of preschool, we use Hubby’s Sony NEX.

    He’s got a selection of lenses for it, so just have to pick the right one and sort the settings and you can get some really nice pictures with it.

  45. August 5, 2012 / 8:40 pm

    At the moment I’m using my phone camera which isn’t great, as my digital camera needs fixing!

  46. Pauline Wilson
    August 5, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    I have a digital camera I got for Xmas, I can just manage to take pics on it! Sometimes I use my phone too

  47. L. Mundy
    August 5, 2012 / 8:56 pm

    I use a digital camera as it takes much better photos than my phone

  48. Bellavilla1
    August 5, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    I use a normal camera, that’s what a camera is for, camera phones just don’t do it for me

  49. Donna Lawton
    August 6, 2012 / 10:20 am

    I use my mobile phone as its always at hand. x

  50. Bev
    August 6, 2012 / 11:26 am

    First, what a gorgeous photo of your girls! It really captures a mischievous spirit in the bigger one!

    I use a phone for my photos – I do have a camera but it doesn’t talk to Vista. 🙁 I have a camcorder which take gorgeous still photos – but can I use it? LOL! By the time I find the photo function, the moment has gone, so I use my phone – that’s just one click of a button on the side!

  51. sarah hatherill
    August 6, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    Canvas print competition….
    I often use my mobile as it is always close to hand – the unpredictability of the shots is usually interesting as well.

  52. Patricia Smith
    August 6, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    Digital camera ….if I remember to take it with me, if not my phone as it is always to hand.

  53. ashleigh
    August 6, 2012 / 7:23 pm

    i just use a digital camera

  54. Kevin Devine
    August 6, 2012 / 10:18 pm

    I usually use my phone camera as it’s always in my pocket but for special occasions when I know I will be taking pictures I use my digital camera.

  55. siobhan
    August 7, 2012 / 12:06 am

    i use a fujifilm ive always found them great to use x then i sometimes edit them with photoshop x

  56. siobhan
    August 7, 2012 / 12:07 am

    shared on facebook xx

  57. siobhan
    August 7, 2012 / 12:08 am

    suscribed via email xx

  58. Lucy Pasifull
    August 8, 2012 / 10:42 am

    A mixture between my digital camera and my mobile, it depends what I have on hand at the time.

  59. Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    August 8, 2012 / 9:24 pm

    I use my old faithful Samsung digital camera, although I’m hoping to get a DSLR for my 30th this year.


  60. Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    August 8, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Shared via FB too – Boo Roo and Tigger Too


  61. Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    August 8, 2012 / 9:27 pm

    Subscribed to your emails


  62. Christina Marriott (
    August 8, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    I use various means such as my digital camera as well as my camera phone. Using my camera phone I normally use instagram x

  63. Christina Marriott (
    August 8, 2012 / 9:41 pm

    I’ve subscribed by email


  64. dawnandmaddy
    August 8, 2012 / 11:24 pm

    I always carry a small digital camera in my bag, you never know when that next great shot is going to happen, and I have a camera phone and two large SLRs so I’m a bit of a camera nerd.

    shared on fb and subscribed too.

  65. anna
    August 9, 2012 / 12:18 am

    sometimes my normal digital camera, sometimes my iphone

  66. August 9, 2012 / 6:36 pm

    I use a regular digital camera, which is a good few years old and startign to show it’s age! The photos are still mainly Ok though, so hopefully it will keep going a bit longer…

  67. August 9, 2012 / 6:39 pm

    Have shared on Facebook – my blog page and personal timeline (both called Attachment Mummy)

  68. Lydia Houghton
    August 10, 2012 / 12:45 am

    I use my digital camera – when I can find it!
    (My son’s doing GCSE photography so I shouldn’t really complain when he ‘borrows’ it for weeks at a time.)

  69. tracy horrex
    August 10, 2012 / 8:51 am

    I use my digital camera.

  70. lynn mackay
    August 10, 2012 / 10:03 pm

    I use my camera and have become proficient in editing my photos when I download them…….

  71. August 11, 2012 / 2:14 pm

    I take the photos with the Samsung camera, but my son uses his ipad. If I won, I’d turn one of his photos into a canvas.

  72. August 11, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    Have shared on FB (I have a group of FB friends with whom I share comps, usually don’t share with the whole FB list). Hope this counts.

  73. Hannah Whitling
    August 11, 2012 / 3:49 pm

    I use both my digital camera and my smartphone, I got my camera at christmas and its slightly better quality than my phone, but my phone is always at hand compared to the camera.

  74. August 11, 2012 / 4:37 pm

    I mostly use my smartphone then the PicsArt app to play around with the photos and have fun. Definitely need to print more of our photos off rather than have them sitting on memory cards.

  75. August 11, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    Have subscribed so I don’t miss any more lovely posts 🙂

  76. Lorraine Mitchell
    August 13, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    I love using my husbands Nikon P100 camera which is a bridge camera…it takes amazing photos of the moon, you can even see it’s craters! Then I like to play around in Photoshop but I need to go to college to learn how to use it properly. 🙂

  77. Francesca Light-Wilson
    August 13, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    I use a digital camera and my iPhone. If I’m taking photos for ‘the album’ I use my digital camera and if I’m taking quick snapshots to tweet to my friends, I use my iPhone 🙂

  78. belinda porter
    August 17, 2012 / 11:32 pm

    I use my iphone every time I see my grandchildren I capture every smile and milestone

  79. belinda porter
    August 17, 2012 / 11:33 pm

    I shared on facebook

  80. belinda porter
    August 17, 2012 / 11:34 pm

    I tweeted @bella97p

  81. Mel Chambers
    August 18, 2012 / 4:21 am

    I love my Panasonic Lumix, small enough to fit into my handbag but with all the features that I need, it never lets me down

  82. Stephanie mamo
    August 20, 2012 / 8:27 pm

    I take photos on my phone, my camera and my ipad, just depends where I am at the time. My ipad takes the best ones though!

  83. Stephanie mamo
    August 20, 2012 / 8:28 pm

    have shared on facebook too!

  84. Eleanor Jones
    August 21, 2012 / 1:50 pm

    Digital camera!

  85. jo maxted
    August 21, 2012 / 9:59 pm

    normally on my phone as i tend to forget to take a camera with me xx

  86. jo maxted
    August 21, 2012 / 10:00 pm

    shared on FB too xx

  87. elisa wright
    August 23, 2012 / 6:18 pm

    Camera but my mobile when i don’t have camera with me

  88. anna warner
    August 24, 2012 / 8:07 am

    Just love getting prints and canvas’ prints of my shots, everyone comments on them

  89. Joanna Orr
    August 24, 2012 / 8:52 pm

    It depends on what I’m trying to acheive!
    I use the SLR for architectural shots, where the wide angle comes in handy
    I have a compact that I take everywhere with me, and if I see something that I feel I can make an artwork out of, I’ll use instagram on my phone!

  90. Joanna Orr
    August 24, 2012 / 8:54 pm

    Have shared on FB – I’m Jo Orr
    Also subscribed

  91. Jodie Burnett
    August 26, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    I’ve got a fancy digital camera, but im not particularly good at using the manual functions, so i mainly just use the automatic settings.

  92. Kerry Kilmister
    August 28, 2012 / 12:15 am

    I use my Samsung Galaxy S3 – i take photos all of the time of my children – they are too gorgeous not to take photos of!

  93. Clare F Wood
    August 28, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    A lot of the time now I use my camera phone and sometimes Intragram. If we are going out for a family day then I do take the good old digital camera, to me seems like I should and will take better pics but I know it won’t

  94. Clare F Wood
    August 28, 2012 / 2:09 pm

    A lot of the time now I use my camera phone and sometimes Intragram. If we are going out for a family day then I do take the good old digital camera, to me seems like I should and will take better pics but I know it won’t

  95. Sue Jackson
    August 28, 2012 / 2:27 pm

    Just a normal digital camera. It’s not one of these all-singing all-dancing ones but it’s not bad. 🙂 I use my cameraphone when I don’t have the ‘proper’ camera on me.

    Shared on FB and Twitter. 🙂

  96. Cas Philip
    August 28, 2012 / 3:01 pm

    I used a Canon Powershot but it broke at the weekend. I am now using my camera phone until I get a replacement camera.

  97. Cas Philip
    August 28, 2012 / 3:02 pm

    Post shared on facebook.

  98. Samantha Atherton
    August 29, 2012 / 10:10 am

    I use my digital camera it’s nothing special but it does the job.

  99. Farrah Ekeroth
    August 29, 2012 / 3:09 pm

    I love to use my Canon EOS 550D – still getting to grips with how to use all the functions though!

    I’ve subscribed to your blog through email 🙂


  100. Hannah
    August 29, 2012 / 11:59 pm

    I use my phone most of the time as its nearly always to hand as the moment is happening!

  101. Gary Topley
    August 30, 2012 / 9:33 am

    I use a normal digital camera, I have took some good pictures on it.

  102. claire griffiths
    August 30, 2012 / 1:06 pm

    just a digital camera

  103. Ruth Wollerton
    August 30, 2012 / 7:15 pm

    I normally use my mobile phone as i carry it everywhere with me and then i can snap when a lovely photo opportunity comes my way

  104. Janine Atkin
    August 30, 2012 / 7:48 pm

    i take all my pics with my digital camera. i usually have it in my bag for those unexpected action shots!

  105. j
    August 30, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    Camera always in my bag along with iphone. My house is adorned with photos of my beautiful baby girl

  106. Susan Martin
    August 30, 2012 / 9:47 pm

    I have a bridge camera and have had for 6 years still learning how to take photos and what the different settings are for

  107. Nadine
    August 30, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    enter me please

  108. Jon Payne
    August 30, 2012 / 10:38 pm


  109. Stacey Page
    August 30, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    I would love to have a canvas of the children on our wall but have never had the spare money to get one.
    I have shared on facebook (stacey a page) and subscribed to the newsletter xx

  110. Stacey Page
    August 30, 2012 / 10:45 pm

    forgot to add – generally I will use my camera – using the camera + app on my iphone but sometimes i will also use a camera

  111. Victoria leedham
    August 30, 2012 / 11:15 pm

    Anything to hand, we have 3 cameras,several phones and a iPad

  112. Victoria
    August 31, 2012 / 10:36 am

    Has to be the ipad!

  113. Mr William Millar
    August 31, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    Fuji Finepix for serious stuff but phone when out and about.

  114. sue willshee
    August 31, 2012 / 3:40 pm

    I’ve got a very basic olympuc digital camera. I’m used ot it and have captured some great pics but because it has a square to show where the lens is focused, when others try to take pics on me they can’t get the square over my face so every pic I have of me is blurred 🙂 (You know that old saying about being so ugly it breaks the camera? Hope it’s not that!)

  115. antonia j richardson
    August 31, 2012 / 5:35 pm

    i use my phone

  116. sarah scoulding
    August 31, 2012 / 10:37 pm

    onmy blackberry torch

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