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Father’s Day photo gifts from Snapfish 

Published May 19, 2017 by Bizzimummy

Snapfish is the home to personalised photo gifts and I have been a customer of theirs for many years. They sell all sorts of photo gifts including cups, cushions, phone cases, place mats, keyrings and so much more. They also do a photo print service and photographs can be uploaded via a mobile phone. 

As it’s Father’s Day next month. I have been asked to come up with some personalised gift ideas from Snapfish. 


I love my wall art and I’m sure most Dads would also love a nice canvas of their children to hang up, especially so the Father’s who don’t live with their children, so this was the first thing I chose to create. 

This photo was taken at Blackpool beach a few weeks back. I’m unsure where Ryan was but I think it’s a really good picture of the girls together. 


Snapfish have many different types and sizes of wall art such as canvases and posters. 

This one is a slim canvas and measures 12×8″. It was really easy to make, I just uploaded the photograph, did a bit of cropping and the canvas arrived within a few days. It is quite small, there are bigger sizes. It can be hung on a wall (hangers not included) or stood up on a unit. 

I think most Dads would love a gift like this for Father’s Day.

And if Dad likes having a lot of memories in one place, and he’s the sort of person who takes photos of the kids but never prints them off then photobooks also make really good gifts.

The smallest photobook starts at just £6.99 for a 6×4″ size. This one has 20 pages which can hold more than one photograph per page. For 8 more additional pages it’s just an extra £1.99. 


Many of the photobooks allow for text and greetings, making them even more personalised. These photobooks mean all Dads favourites pictures are kept in one special place rather than having multiple photo prints which usually end up in a cupboard somewhere. 

Again the photobook creation process is fairly straightforward. It can take a while for multiple photographs to upload depending on the size of the book chosen. Options include colours, texts and fonts plus deciding on the layout of photographs on each page. If like me you can’t be bothered adjusting page layouts then snapfish will do it for you and arrange the photographs on each page and if it does not look right then you can manually change it. 


Visit the Snapfish website for lots more Father’s Day gift ideas.

Photo Chopping Board

Published January 29, 2015 by Bizzimummy

I’m having a strange few months trying to find unusual photo gifts, I have come to the bizarre conclusion that there is very little that cannot be personalised with a photograph embedded into it somewhere. Take a browse through my blog to see what I mean. Literally everything that we can buy as a gift can now be personalised with a photograph and it now seems it doesn’t just stop at small gifts either but rather home and kitchen accessories and essentials.

This here may just look like a fancy photograph ready to be hung but it is actually a glass chopping board.

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Yes my 3 Angels are about to have all sorts of food bits and particles thrown over there faces. Not literally but rather on the photograph of their faces. Perhaps I should have put the ex on one of these next to a sharp chopping knife instead!😊, but it’s a pretty impressive piece of kit.

These chopping boards are made tough to withstand huge amounts of chopping. They are made with durable tempered glass and I find it fascinating how they can get photographs onto these.

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The photograph is fitted underneath rather than on top meaning it won’t wear out or fade away no matter what gets chopped on it or how often. Non slip rubber feet on the corners prevent slips, which would be rather dangerous should it slide whilst holding a big knife.

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The board measures a fairly impressive 30 x 40 x 0.5 cms so plenty of room for plenty of food.

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I will say one slight negative thing about it and that is that I have found chopping quite noisy on this. There is a bit of a scraping noise but maybe I’m chopping wrong, who knows. It doesn’t bother me too much and the glass board is strikingly impressive, it looks much too good to chop food on.

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And now for the cost!

They are only £18.99 each. I expected it to be much more. It would be a lovely gift and perhaps an idea for Mother’s Day which is not too far away .
They can be purchased from Photo Panda along with a huge array of other photo gifts and products. The ordering process is extremely easy and the website is even mobile friendly which is always a welcome bonus.

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Tales of the “Grumpy cat” and my “Surprise Gift” from Firebox

Published November 27, 2014 by Bizzimummy

Don't you just love Firebox? Sellers of quirky. unusual, hard to find and quite rare fun gifts and gadgets. Hopefully my readers were amazed by my mystical creature transformation last week with the aid of a Magicorn hood. Well now I have something a little different and something rather cute, cuddly and fluffy.

 

How irrestible is this cuddly cat puppet. Adorable in every way. When I saw this “Grumpy Cat Puppet” on a picture, I knew I just had to have one. Now I consider myself fairly internet savy and up to date with the trends etc etc, but what I did not know is that this cute puppet is actually a fairly famous internet star known as Tadar Sauce! Tadar who?? You may ask? Yeah my thoughts exactly I had never heard of this cat. So off googling I went and here is what I got…

(Tardar Sauce (born April 4, 2012), better known by her Internet moniker “Grumpy Cat”, is a cat and Internet celebrityknown for her grumpy facial expression. Wiki)

 

So there you go that's who this cat puppet is based on, and I learn something new every day!

I do think my puppet looks very much like the original cat. The colourings are the same as are the grumpy looking features which I read is apparently caused by feline dwarfism.

Despite her obvious grumpy features I do think she is still a cute cat. Both the real thing and my little fluffy puppet.

The puppet comes with the trademark upturned mouth and apathetic eyes just like the real moggy herself. It is a hand puppet and therefore has a big hole underneath to put hands up and wiggle the mouth about to change the facial expressions. No matter what we try the puppet still stays grumpy but in a very cute way. It also makes a good cuddly bedtime pet too

Izebella seems to have taken a shine to this fluffy cat. From the moment it came out of the box she wanted it. I now find it curled up next to her most of the day. She even tries it feed the thing.

This cute little critter can be purchased from Firebox for £19.99. It measures 25.5cms high.

 

My Firebox fun does not end here though because I was also asked if I would like a surprise gift too. After a long thought of all but 10 seconds I agreed to take on this surprise gift. All I had to do was submit a photograph of myself. I therefore sort of knew it would be a photo gift of some sort. I submitted a rather goodies picture of myself at my sisters wedding last year and held my breath.
My mind fluttered between key rings, calendars, mouse mats (does anyone actually use those these days!) even a T-shirt or a magnet, but no I was wrong, very wrong. Here is what arrived.

My first thoughts?? Just what is it meant to be!

It felt soft, floppy and squishy. Brains thinking of those mouse mats once again. Maybe it’s a pillow, a toy, a stress board (like the old stress balls!) a new dart board even?

Then I found a note saying “Face flump” but no still none the wiser. It should of jumped up and hit me in the damn face. Totally clueless still. Hmm was certainly having a blonde moment!!

Just what do I do with it. I pick it up and the sweet aroma of vanilla hits me. Then it clicks like a Eureka moment, Flump as in edible marshmallow. Those squishy fat worm like things that I love! I dig deeper into the box and find a list of ingredients- sugar, vanilla etc. yes this is a massive flump with me on it. A big marshmallow just waiting to be eaten by all in my household so yes my kids will eat my face ha!

I never thought I could taste so good. I never thought eating myself would be such an enjoyable experience had by all.

The big flump of me is very sweet and sugary. Certainly not something I could manage to eat all by myself and I made sure my lovely children brushed their teeth thoroughly after consuming my face. Probably best kept in the fridge too whilst consuming and in the wrapper as it can get ever so slightly sticky.

I think this has to be without a doubt the most bizarre photo gift i have ever seen so far. Makes me wonder who came up with the crazy idea of the Face Flump. It's a fun novelty idea to have a huge flump of yourself and watch others eat you.

This is the sort of fun gift I can imagine being bought out after Christmas dinner. Dad sat there awaiting his Christmas trifle but instead wife brings out a Face Flump of dad with an embarrassing photograph from Christmas last year. Picture old dad in his wooly jumper, reindeer ears and a little merry on the whiskey, or even … God forbid dad half naked with a Christmas apron. Would anyone eat that; One wonders! Would certainly make a great party piece tho.

Checkout Firebox for more great gift ideas. Firebox.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I never thought I could taste so good. I never thought eating myself would be such an enjoyable experience had by all.

 

The big flump of me is very sweet and sugary. Certainly not something I could manage to eat all by myself and I made sure my lovely children brushed their teeth thoroughly after consuming my face.

 

It's a lovely novelty idea to have a huge flump of yourself and watch others eat you.

 

 

Checkout Firebox for more great gift ideas.

 

Polagram photo gifts

Published November 26, 2014 by Bizzimummy

Polagram is an award winning app available to both apple and android users. It allows users to print photos directly from a mobile device and also order a selection of beautiful photo gifts.

The app itself is free and details of downloads can be found here. The selection of photo gifts includes prints, photo books and calendars. As it's already an app, it means it's extremely mobile friendly meaning no flash player notifications and no need to transfer photographs to a laptop.

I have photo books already but not one with newer photographs in so this is what I created. These photo books allow for 26 individual photographs and a large photograph is placed on each page. The front page of the book which is hard backed displays 9 of these photographs in smaller format.

There is also space to write text too.

The photographs turned out really well. I like the fact that there is just one picture per page it makes them look clearer and not cluttered.

I love my photo books I find them so much better than photo albums where I have to mess about putting photographs in. With the photo books I dint need to as they arrive as books with the pictures on the paper.

The prices on Polagram are in Euros as I think they ship the products anywhere. PayPal is the payment method and the photo books cost €24.90. My book was very easy to make and once made I was kept up to date with delivery information. It took about a week to arrive.

I was so impressed with how easy the app is to use that I also ordered a second product from Polagram. The Giftbox!

The Giftbox is just that. A little Giftbox which is full of memories. Inside the box are 36 photographs of my choosing.

The photographs come as Polastyle or Polaroids, remember those expensive cameras which could produce your photo within minutes of it being taken back in the 1980s? I used to long for one for one of those cameras!

I have albums full of baby photographs of Ryan and Jordanna. Digital cameras on mobiles were still fairly newish 10 years back so I did print many pics back then. Nowadays the majority stay in the digital universe so I do not have that many actual printed photographs of Izebella. I decided therefore to do a birth to now gift box of Izebella, starting with the first picture minutes after her delivery, until now.

I have tried to include a photograph for each month of her life so far with special occasions and milestone pictures thrown in too. The gift box is small so can just stay on a display stand or fireplace, no doubt many visitors will be dying to know what's inside. In another 2 years I may just have to make another set.

The Giftbox is just €15.90 and again really easy to make. It's simply a case of choosing and uploading the photographs and making the gifts. Then add details and check out. Simple as that.

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The Metal Picture Company

Published December 16, 2013 by Bizzimummy

The Metal Picture Company is based in Cheshire and specialise in infusing images or words onto specially coated aluminium. Thus transforming photographs into breathtaking pieces of artwork. All the products are designed and handmade by a British team of designers.
The metal pictures are absolutely stunning and will really stand out on show in any setting. The colours are amazing and shiny and the quality is outstanding. This is the first time I have seen pictures like these and have to say they are certainly much better than the traditional canvas ones and better than any photo frame too. Here is mine of my 3 children.

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And from the back

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These beautiful metal pictures almost look like glass, they really do stand out and I would highly recommend getting your most treasured family photos made into one of these.
The pictures save the need for a photo frame too as it can just be hung as it is and has a stand and hanging hook at the back of it. I have not decided where mine will go just yet but it will certainly be a centre piece whichever room it goes in and guaranteed to have my visitors talking.
The pictures contain a specialist coating which is resistant to fading, stains, moisture and scratches meaning your precious picture will stay looking shiny and new for years to come. The aluminium is made from 100% recyclable metal and is wipe clean.
To make your photo you can just visit their website and upload a photo or email them with photo and instructions, details of which are found on the website. Or you can post your photo to them.
As well as having your photographs turned into a beautiful metal picture, you can also have favourite expressions or sayings made into metal pictures or coasters. Perhaps there is a phrase your family use a lot or words that have deep meaning. A hanging picture with those words could be made for you or as a gift for someone special. Just like this one.

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A selection of name plates and festive decorations are also available too.
The metal pictures (photographs) start at just £15 for size A5 and go right up to huge 700×700 size. There is currently a special offer on. If you buy one photograph you get another half price. Perfect for Christmas gifts or gifts for any special occasion.

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