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Get a free canvas from the Canvas Factory

Get a free canvas from the Canvas Factory

If you’re anything like me, you have tons of photos on your computer, phone and tablet, just waiting to be printed out and displayed in your home. I have empty photo frames sitting on shelves, gathering dust;  I forgot to take out the sample image in a couple of them and had visitors ask which members of my family they were. That would be embarrassing enough, except that it happened 2 years ago and they’re still there…

The images that you capture of your family and friends are priceless. With help from The Canvas Factory, you can turn them into amazing pieces of art on canvas, acrylic glass or metal for you to treasure for years to come.

About The Canvas Factory


The Canvas Factory is an Australian business that prides itself on offering superior quality and service, resulting in customer satisfaction every time. With a fan base all over the world, their convenient ordering service is easy to use, making it the ideal solution for sprucing up your home decor.

Uploading is easy; simply import your photos either from your computer or device, or you also upload them directly from Facebook or Instagram. This gives you complete flexibility over which images you choose to use for your artwork and means that you can easily print out those candid shots, taken whilst on the go.

Alternatively, you can select from over 20 million images from Fotolia in The Canvas Factory Art Gallery, which is ideal for businesses such as restaurants and hair dressers, or for anyone wanting a beautiful and artistic image that leaves a lasting impression.

Giveaway Offer

The Canvas Factory is offering its fans on Facebook free 20 x 30cm Canvas, simply by liking their page! All you need to do is pay the $14.95 postage. Not only that, you’ll also get a massive 70% off any additional prints within the same order. Spend over $100 and your postage is free!

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To claim this offer, like their page and then click on the tab that says ‘Like Us & Get a Free Canvas’. Enter your email address and you’ll be emailed the code back. Once you receive the code, follow the steps below, under the heading ‘How to use the Canvas Factory Website’.

Like us to get a free canvas

Want more free canvases?

There are many blogs and Facebook pages partnering with The Canvas Factory at the moment, each offering their own giveaway or prize of either a 20 x 30cm canvas or a 40 x 50cm canvas. Here are some of them:

  1. Like my Facebook page – click here to get the code or (if you’re on an iPhone) email me – 🙂
  2. Head over to 2 Plus 1 for 3 chances to win!
  3. Perfect Party Pieces have a giveaway on Facebook.
  4. Mary is having a referral competition over at Being a Mom is a Job – the person with the most referrals, wins!
  5. The Simple Mummy is offering her readers a free 20 x 30cm canvas.
  6. If you like A Happy Teacher is the Best Teacher page and inbox Joe Ann, you’ll be sent a code to use at the checkout.
  7. Head to Organising the four of us for your free 20 x 30cm canvas.

How to use The Canvas Factory website

The Canvas Factory ordering system is very easy to use. Follow these step by step instructions and you’ll be on your way to fabulous new artwork for your home.

Step One

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Step Two – Choose whether you want to print on canvas, metal or glass

Step 1 Choose Style

Step Three – Choose how you want the sides of your canvas to look

Step 2 Choose Wrap

Step Four – Upload your photo/s

Step 3 Upload Photo

Step Five – Choose the canvas size you want and edit how your image will look on the canvas

Step 4 Customise Canvas

Step Six – Use the different backgrounds to visualise how your new artwork will look

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Step Seven – Click on Add to Cart and follow the prompts to enter your address details


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My First Mother’s Day

My first Mother’s Day was really lovely 🙂 I spent it with my parents, my sister and her son and we kept it really simple; we took the dogs for a walk, had a lovely breakfast and lunch, and then did some gorgeous art work with Hannah and Zeb.

Here is my day in photos:


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Five things we don’t want this mother’s day

Actually, I disagree with the KFC point AND the store-bought card point. I love KFC – mostly because I can’t get it where I live – but also store-bought cards are the only thing I’m likely to receive from a 10 month old at this point…

Vegie Smugglers

Dear husbands/ partners,
With Mother’s Day approaching and an entire letterbox jammed with catalogues covered in slogans like ‘Make Mum Smile’, I thought I’d jot down some warnings about what it is we DON’T want this mother’s day. Because heaven forbid you glance through the Big W catalogue and be swayed by what you find in there.

We’re happy it’s Mother’s Day. Stoked. Can’t get enough of being reminded that we’re mothers, because, actually, SO MANY days go by where we forget.

No, I’m being jaded. We do like Mother’s Day and the special status that the day brings, but we don’t need our specialness to start too early. IN FACT, we’d be really, really, really happy if you’d pop off to the park with the kids for a bit and maybe we can start the ‘yay, me’ thing around 9am. And perhaps you can pick…

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Mother’s Day Gift and Craft Ideas

With my first Mother’s Day with my little munchkin rapidly approaching, I thought I would share some great Mother’s Day craft ideas I’ve found on the internet and Pinterest.

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1. Mother’s Day Freebies – Here are some great free printables for classroom or home use. I particularly love the vouchers 🙂 

Mother's Day Vouchers

2. Tip Junkie always has fantastic ideas, but with 80 of them just about Mother’s Day gifts, why would you need to look further? Aside from reading the rest of this blog post, of course… 🙂

Tip Junkie

3. These Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments are a beautiful memento of your little one.

Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

4. Here’s a cute and simple idea using magnets, so it’s practical too! From Skip to My Lou.

Flower Magnet

5. I just LOVE this idea from A Girl and a Glue Gun – fingerprint pendants, so that you always carry a little piece of them with you!


6. I’ve bought photo keyrings before, but these DIY photo pendants would be fantastic!

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7. Now here’s a gift that I have to admit to wanting! A lovely decorated flower pot from Nurture Store.

How to Decorate a Flower Pot

8. These jam jars are decorated with sequins and they look so effective! Gorgeous!


9. I love subway art, especially when it’s free! 247 Moms has a few different ones to choose from, but here’s my fave:


10. Here’s another gorgeous freebie from Boutique Cafe.

11. I love unique gift ideas, so when I found the DIY 28 Gift Ideas page I was thrilled! Here are my favourite ones:

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12. I am a sucker for anything with handprints and photos 🙂 This is from Mrs Morrow’s Kindergarten.


13. If you’re into sewing, then you might just be interested in what this page suggests:


14. How awesome is this matchbox locket idea from Lilly Cakes?


15. These bookmarks are very cute from Read Em and Leap.


16. I just love these clay flowers! Head to We Bloom Here for a DIY.

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17. I love brownies on any day of the week, but when it comes to Mother’s Day, yes please! Smart School House has thought of another way to gift them:

Brownie Buckets

18. Oh. My. Goodness. Enough said! Thank you, The Kitchen Is My Playground, for this amazing NO BAKE choc chip pie!


19. This might just be one of my absolute favourite hand and foot art gift ideas I’ve found this year: creating an apron! Found on the blog ‘Little Page Turners‘, I think this will be an activity to give as a Christmas present this year to the grandparents 😀

Apron handprint gift


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