Posts Tagged ‘Art’

I got married over five years ago, 31st March 2007 to be completely precise! Whilst planning our wedding and trying to keep costs down we opted to not have a professional wedding photographer as we had two friends who were very good with a camera, so opted to pay them to do our photos!

The only downside to this is that we didn’t get the stuff you normally get after, the full photo album, the prints, the someone else doing the work! We did however get every single photo taken on a CD (yep every one, the good, the bad and the funny)! This did however leave us with 1740 photos to choose from!

I have wanted to put a photo book together of the wedding since we got married, but two babies and five years had passed by without me having chance to sit down properly. We had a bit of a sift through, well we got it down to our 923 favourites, but that was as far as we got!

Well, thanks to Photobox I now have a wedding album! Hard cover, 46 pages and over 350 of our favourite photos in a beautiful book!

So, how do you do it? Well that is the great thing, you got onto their site, pick you product, design and fill it and then Photobox print it and send it to you. You have the control to make it look like you want.

I started by uploading my photos to an online album (they are several choices of ways to upload, so find the one that suits you best), I then selected the photo book and the fun really started.

On each page you can select how many photos to use and the layout to put them in, you then just drag the photo you want into the position you want.

The great thing is you can then swap, move, zoom in, rotate and even edit your photos until you have them all just where you want them!

You can save the project along the way and preview what it will look like as a book too! I spent several evenings playing about with it till I got it perfect for me, but if you wanted to do a ‘quick slam in and job done one’, it is simple enough to do that too!

Once you are happy with it, you press order and that’s it! I was impressed too that the book arrived in less than a week.  So, what did it look like when it arrived! Well, I am sure you will agree, it looks fantastic!

Both Daddy and I are thrilled with the result! It is an actual book, a hard cover, beautiful book!

The pictures look fab in a book, I love seeing all our favourite photos in one place and have even taken it into work to show it off!  The result is even better than I thought it would be, I had doubts that something I put together could look good, and I was right – it doesn’t look good, it looks amazing! With the book we chose you could put text up the spine and we chose ‘The day we became Mr and Mrs Brett’, it is a lovely finishing touch!  The kids have loved looking through it too!

I am so chuffed with the result and can now look back at our big day in style! I will definitely be using photo box again for gifts and memories in the future!

I was given a £30 Credit to use towards my order for the purpose of this review


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My little (3 soon to be 4 year old in two days time) boy loves drawing and the other day whilst mouse was having a nap, we decided that he could have a go at drawing the way Daddy does on a graphics tablet on the computer.  He took to it straight away, understanding how the tablet relates to the picture on the laptop screen, even explaining to Daddy  that the dot on the screen is where the pen is on the tablet!

Here is what he produced

First picture of Daddy

Second drawing of daddy!


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We love crafty time here.  So one night last week after tea, we all stayed sat around the table and got to it! We took a paper plate each, some Galt Paintastics and got to work! Legs (3 yr) and Daddy both went for real life art and drew faces, whilst Mouse (23 months) and I went for some prettiness. Here are our plates:

So what do you do with four decorated paper plates – display them on the wall of course!!

What kind of crafty things do you get up to at home? Any new ideas for us to try?

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This little fella was hiding from the rain in our garden – he didn’t mind the camera at all (Canon EOS 350D)

© Kelly Brett 2011

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My hubby is an artist/illustrator and I thought I would share some of my favourite pictures he has done!



You can find my talented hubby on Twitter and at his blog

Also visit his webcomic ‘The Monkey and The Mouse’

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Our house is covered in pictures my 2.5yr old son ‘Legs’ has done (at home or at playgroup), I was thinking about doing a blog post featuring one of his doodles but then came across the ‘How do you doodle?’ post on the blog Mummy’s Little Monkey and that gave me a perfect excuse to show off some of his masterpieces!

Legs loves to create allsorts, but ones of his favourite things to draw is smiley faces, so here are some:

One done with paint

One done with pens

One done on a magnetic drawing board

One done one the Feel Good Doodle Website!

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So a new blog – where to start?!

I am Kel, a mum of one with a bun in the oven, not long now until I can say mum of two – the next bundle of joy is due the end of March!

I work full time at the minute and also run my little business from home, Piddley Pix is a hobby come business, both my hubby and me love to draw and paint – so decided to sell some of the bits we do!
So apart from being a mum to a very energetic toddler, baking the second one, trying to chill and get some rest, working and doing stuff for Piddley Pix, I have decided to start a blog too – I may need some tips along the way, so don’t hesitate to tell me what you want to hear about, or what you think!



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