24 January 2013

HelloCanvas Review and Giveaway


When HelloCanvas.co.uk challenged me to test the quality of their canvas's I was up and ready for the challenge. I searched my photos and after some deliberation went for one that had loads of bright colours. It was an image of Thomas and Charlie pulling faces at the camera. As they are the main point, quite focused in on them, and with the canvas being a large size (20 x 28 inch) I wanted to see whether the canvas would show the definition in the boys faces as good as the photo is on screen.

I emailed the photo across to them on Friday and no less than an hour later did I get a confirmation of the canvas being shipped and 3 days later, on Monday, it arrived. Not bad at all considering it came from the Netherlands and on a weekend too. With sheer anticipation I opened the packaging and was so shocked at the results. 


The colours, the definition, the quality, just perfect!

I love how the colours on the boys clothing stands out so much, they are so bright and how the expressions on Thomas and Charlie's faces are so distinctive. I'm astounded at the quality and clarity of the canvas.

With the photo being blown up so much, I wasn't expecting it to come out so impressive. We don't have an all singing, all dancing DSLR, just a standard digital, a Panasonic Lumix 16mp camera which is good enough for what I use them for but for a big canvas and using a photo which has quite a lot of detail too, I really wasn't expecting it to be this good.

To purchase a canvas at this size (20 x 28 inch) will set you back £39 but I would say that is a reasonable price for the quality and level of service you get.


Don't believe me? Then judge for yourself. HelloCanvas are offering my lovely followers the chance to win a free 20x28 inch canvas. All you need to do is enter our competition below.

As normal once you have completed the mandatory entries, a round of optional extras will open, you do not have to complete any of these, they are just if you would like some extra chances.

Note: When commenting please leave your real name, if your Google one is different, as if I cannot find your comment I will not be able to accept your entries.

176 comments:

  1. my puppy snoopy :) (who in my eyes is my baby lol)

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  2. Michelle Hughes shell_shoez27@yahoo.com24 January 2013 at 09:59

    I have a beautiful photo of my partner holding our newborn daughter and our son. I would love to win this to capture this precious picture and give it to him on fathers day.

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  3. Would have to be a picture of my two girls :)

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  4. One of my favourite wedding photo's

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  5. I would choose a canvas of my mum and her dog to give to her as she has been ill and i'm looking after her dog until she can have her back. She really misses her and this would really cheer her up.

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  6. i would love my two grandsons in a potrait please x

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  7. A photo of my kids :D Lovely giveaway x

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  9. I would choose a family canvas one that we can look back on with fondness in years to come :-) xx

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  10. I took a beautiful photo last night of my partner & our 4 moth old. They fell asleep together with their hands intertwined. I'd love to have it put on a canvas.

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  11. all this snow has given loads of lovely pics.. it will hard to choose..

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  12. Aww lovely canvas! :)

    I'd probably have one made of my nieces, or maybe wait a couple of months until our new baby arrives :)

    Hayley
    http://sparklesandstretchmarks.blogspot.co.uk
    xxx

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  13. I would choose a photo of my newborn that's due any day now. Would make a beautiful momento

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  14. I would choose a photo of me and my fiancee, it's my favourite one ever!

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  15. has to be my kids

    katrina day-reilly

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  16. A landscape I took on holiday.

    @yyesidolikecake

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  17. Landscape with my hubby in it when on a cycling trip!

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  18. a photo of me and my wife up mount tiede in tenerife when i proposed

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  19. It would be a photo of my daughters.

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  20. A photo I took of a sunrise at Uluru.
    Laura Pritchard

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  21. My daughter and newborn baby :)


    Sarah
    sarahlyndall-smith@hotmail.co.uk

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  22. My niece Karen and her lovely daughter Jess

    kathy D

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  23. I'd pick a landscape, although it would be really hard to pick which one! Thanks for the competition!

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  24. It would have to be my granddaughter

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  25. Probablu a landscape - I have one (yes, just one) photo I've taken that I'm really proud of from Coniston in the Lake District!

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  26. I have a brill pic of my children on holiday last year, I have been meaning to get it put on a canvas

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  27. It would have to be my children

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  28. I would choose one of my children!

    Ashleigh

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  29. A picture of all 3 children as haven't got one since my youngest was born.

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  30. I would choose a family portrait too. One of us on holiday really enjoying ourselves so we can look back on the memories of the good times we shared with each other.

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  31. Every year 13 of us aged from 4 to 89 yrs get together for an annual family photo. I'd choose the best of those and then give the canvas to my mum (the oldest member) . She'd love it

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  32. I'd choose a picture of my girls

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  33. Georgia McAllister27 January 2013 at 23:09

    My children.

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  34. I would choose a picture of my daughter.

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  35. My older two kids. I already have one of my younger two, the twins, it would be lovely to have one of the older twoo too.

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  36. I would choose a photo of my son.xx

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  37. My daughter is ready to start primary school in sept and I want to capture her before she becomes a "big" girl

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  38. Definitely one of all the family. My Mum & Dad, me & sis & brother-in-law, niece & nephew, and great niece. Sis and brother-in-law now live in the USA (long way from sis's home town of Pontefract, Yorkshire) so it would be a nice thing to do. Parents wouldn't be able to go and see sis much longer (as Dad's health is getting worse - he's 72)

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  39. I think i would have a photo of cornwall printed, its full of family memories and the canvas would make me smile :)

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  40. I would choose a family photo as we are due to have our first baby in March.
    x

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  41. Would love a canvas of my granddaughter x

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  42. Would take a canvas of my leopard gecko pulling the cutest face ever!

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  43. Lovely idea, i'd do one of my wedding day, not sure which one but something with friends and family in.

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  44. I would have a collage of my pets, 4 cats and a dog

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  45. i would choose a photo of my beautiful children :)

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  46. I would choose a picture of my fiancée, myself and our new baby girl so that we can have a lovely big picture of the three of us!!

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  47. I would have my 2 boys and my nephew and niece all together :)

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  48. I would choose a photo of Maxx clapping his hands as a baby but he misses it's so cute :)

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  49. i would have the pic of my partner holding our youngest taken after he delivered him :)

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  50. I would choose a picture of my dog, Farro.

    Nancy Townsend
    nancy.townsend4@ntlworld.com

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  51. my three children as since my son arrived i have only camera photos of them

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  52. one of my 366 pics from last year, probably a scenery of some sort.

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  53. MY grandchildren

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  54. I would have a photo of my son put onto it

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  55. One of me, my husband and two daughters x

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  56. Would probably be a picture of my yorkie Jack as the missus would rather see him on a canvas then me! :D

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  57. got to be a picture of my new puppy. Might take some time to find one where she isn't covered in mud!

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  58. My 3 gorgeous kids :)

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  59. My Niece, the youngest of 12 now, so need to make sure she still gets as much fuss and treats and attention as all the others before her!

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  60. My dogs.. I took a lovely photo of them in the New Forest.. it would look great on canvas

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  61. Oooo decisions! Would like landscape one

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  62. Would probably pick a lovely print of the castle we got married in.

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  63. Oh, a landscape I think. I have a lovely one of a derelict oil rig in the Moray Firth in mist that would be perfect!

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  64. Am expecting my first baby in 2 weeks so would have to be one of littlun

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  65. I'd choose a picture of my girls

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  66. Am expecting my first baby in 2 weeks so would have to be one of littlun

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  67. would choose our new grandson x

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  68. I recently managed to get my hands on slides of my mum & dad when they first got together in the 60s so I would get one of these put on to canvas. Chantal

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  69. Id get a picture of myself, my partner and our gorgeous little boy and hang it pride and place in the living room above the fire :)

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  70. I would choose a phot of the whole family :)

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  71. I would choose a beautiful landscape.

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  72. I would choose a photo of my little niece Mia cos she is just gorgeous!

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  73. of my little princess..

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  74. of my little princess

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  75. I'd choose my grandchildren.

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  76. Maria Jane Knight3 February 2013 at 20:33

    I would choose a photo of my little boy cuddling our dog. They are the best of friends!

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  77. My two beautiful daughters

    Paul Witney

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  78. I'd pick a picture of me and the boyfriend from our first holiday together!

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  79. I'd pick a picture of me and the boyfriend on our first holiday together x

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  80. I would have a photo of my nephew

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  81. I would have a photo of my nephew

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  82. It would have to be of my family. We have no family pictures at the moment so this would be ideal.

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  83. Always my children - wouldn't want to look at my ugly mug all day :O

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  84. My niece and nephew for my mum

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  85. defo a picture of my two beautiful boys!!

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  86. Our family have always wanted to get a canvas for the living room, with a picture of our tortoise George on it!

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  87. I would choose the underwater picture of my boy and his daddy

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  88. I'd choose a picture of my son and daughter :-)

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  89. Me and my beautiful boo boo child!

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  90. Probably a picture of my sons dog to go in his room, he'd love that.

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  91. I'd definitely get the kids, we have a gorgeous photo of them that was taken on holiday last year, I'd love it on a canvas x

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  92. I would pick one of my children from when we were out sleding in the recent snowfall x

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  93. Photo of the kids, we had one done a couple of years ago so would be nice to get a newer one done to show them off a bit more :)

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  94. Our Granddaughter Grace, the apple in our family crumble. She made the perfect dessert on our lives

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  95. I would have a photo of my 2 year old daughter and her best friend.

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  96. Something arty...

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  97. I would choose a picture of my three kids, John is 14 and the girls are 3 and 4 and i don't think there will be too many more opportunties to have them all together for a nice picture, as John feels he is getting too old and too cool for family photographs lol x

    followed and tweeted @cheeksdevil

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  98. my 2 georgeous boys x michelle renwick

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  99. I'd definitely have a photo of my gorgeous girls, Piper and Daisy. They'd look fabulous on canvas!

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  100. I would choose a picture of me and my daughter

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  101. A piccie that I took of Melly through a little hole in the trampoline

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  102. Definately a photo of my children :)

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  103. a photo of my mum and dad for their anniversary :) x

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  104. It would be a family photo for me, or one of J on his own

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  105. It would be so hard to choose! But if I was going to want to hang any picture up on my wall I guess it would be this one picture I have where AMAZINGLY! ALL four of my children look happy together and are all smiling at the camera! There are no snotty noses, no chocolate smeared tee-shirts, and none of them are attacking the others, they look like clean happy healthy children lol, and I would love to have a canvas made of this picture! xxx Great blog! :-D x

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  106. i would probably have a picture of my dogs, although hubby would probably prefer a family picture

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  107. My kids and grandchildren.
    @tjsi1963

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  108. I'd choose a shot of London that I took late last year.

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  109. I'd definitely pic a photo of my daughter or a family photo.

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  110. I'd chose a picture of Mr Boo, Roo and Tigger

    @littleboo_21

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  111. My son. Ive 100's of pics of emmy around but none of him yet

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  112. A family photo taken on my father in laws 70th birthday of all the family including my late mother in law

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  113. i've been wanting to get a canvas of my cats for ages so this would be great xx

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  114. I would choose a wedding photo of me and hubby special day (in black and white) x

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  115. victoria thurgood4 February 2013 at 22:53

    Would have to be the kids i think

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  116. I would choose my gorgeous 1 year old nephew. :)

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  117. Oh I really really want a canvas of my little granddaughter as she is absolutely beautiful!! so thank you and fingers crossed..xx

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