Thursday, 27 January 2011

Cybermummy Sponsor

You may have seen that I was looking for someone to sponsor me to go to Cybermummy (Parent bloggers Conference). I really wanted to go and knew that I really wanted to work with a company whose product complimented my life as a mummy and my blog.

I was over the moon when I got an offer from Diane Mayze who's company does just that, so I am really pleased to introduce you to my Sponsor for Cybermummy.


Buggy Tug is the UK's first pram wrist strap, it is designed so if you do happen to take your hands off the pram for whatever reason the pram will not roll away from you! The straps are very simple, made of a comfy material that connects to your pram and slips on your wrist!

You can find out more on their website and don't forget to follow on Twitter too!

Di is lovely and not only runs Buggy Tug but also a lovely little Cafe in Nottingham. Up is where I met up with Diane and it is definitely worth a visit if you are in the area, it is homely and has lots on offer!  I am really chuffed that Di is sponsoring me to go to Cybermummy and am looking forward to working with her and Buggy Tug!

Look out for a follow up post soon to give you more info about the Buggy Tug itself, I just wanted to introduce you all to my lovely sponsor!

Saturday, 22 January 2011

Present Dreams

The internet is a wonderful place and when shopping for funky gifts or a little treat for yourself, there are so many websites to choose from!

Present Dreams is a lovely website with some really unique items, that are pretty, reasonably priced and they are perfect for you or for gifts! I often admire the items they have for sale and some are certainly on my wishlist!
I was so pleased when I was sent an item from Present Dreams to have a look and and tell you all what I think! 

I was sent a 'My favourite recipes' Book, a lovely notebook that is sectioned off into different types of baking, cakes, biscuits, pastries etc, for you to input your own recipes. The design on the front cover is of two very cute cupcakes with the added touch of flowers and a butterfly. Within each section there are lined pages where you can record your favourite recipes!  It is very well made and the spiral binding is sturdy without being unsightly!

If like me you have many favourite recipes, but they are from different places, cookbooks, magazines, internet - this is perfect, instead of lots of pieces of paper or ripped out magazine pages, you can write them in this book and have them all in one place! There is plenty of space too! I will certainly be filling my book with all of the recipes I shouldn't love but do - Apple and Cinniman Cake, Banana Loaf and Ginerbread men! This book is perfect as a gift for someone who loves to bake, or a treat for yourself, call it an essential, it will tidy up the kitchen!

Now, for something for you, the lovely Shelly from Present Dreams has offered to give one of these fantastic Cosmetic Dolly Bags away to one of you!
All you have to do to be in it to win is; pop across to the Present Dreams website and then come back and tell me in a comment below the name of one of the items in the Afternoon Tea section! 
Please do leave a way to contact you if you win! 

And the winner is.............

Congratulations gidders1 (Amanda)
Please email me on kelly@piddleypix.com to claim your prize!

Terms of Competition: Competition will end on Friday 28th January 2011 at 8pm. Winner will be picked at random from all valid entries. Piddley Pix's decision is final.

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Baby Signing the Piddley Pix way!



As you are aware Piddley Pix sells pictures for Children's spaces, the kind you put on the wall of your children's bedrooms or play rooms to give it that little extra something.  What you may not know is that we have also entered the world of corporate illustration, so this post is to tell you a bit more about what we can do and about one of the projects we are currently undertaking!

Corporate illustration is an area with such variety, it's hard to give you all the information you may want on it, but if you need something illustrating please get in touch and we can talk about your needs! We can illustrate your stories, books, training documents and more! 

To demonstrate a little more, let me introduce you to a project we are working on - Baby Signing Mummy; we were contacted by Louise from Baby Signing Mummy through the amazing world of Twitter asking if we did corporate/bespoke work and of course our answer was yes! Baby Signing Mummy is developing by the week and Louise needed some artwork for the company to show the signs she teaches - so the Signing Stars were born:


So, if we can help you in anyway - get in touch info@piddleypix.com or if you are interested in Baby Signing for your little one check out the website!

Monday, 17 January 2011

Giveaway - Shellybobbins

We have something really special for you this week - a fabulous giveaway, but first let me tell you a little bit about prize offerer; Shellybobbins
Shellybobbins is run by the lovely Michelle who I met through the magical world of Twitter, she is married and a mum, and between her family, business, tweeting, blog and hobbies she is a very busy lady! 
Shellybobbins sells some fabulous handmade items, so please take a look at the Folksy Page! Michelle is making new items all the time and I am sure she would be happy to help if there was something particular you wanted!!

So onto the Giveaway, Michelle has very kindly offered this special Valentines day card & felt envelope (which the winner can choose to have it personalised if they wish) as a prize!  The card is sized 6x4 and the picture is a photo too so it can also be framed (picture frame and champagne is not included)!

All you have to do is pop over to the Shellybobbins Folksy Page and have a look around, come back and comment on what you have seen and what you like and you will be entered for the Valentines Card! 


Where you can find Shellybobbins:
Facebook

And the winner is........................
Well Done twinkleni 
Please email info@piddleypix.com to claim your prize!


Terms of the competition: You have to comment on this post after visiting Shellybobbins to be entered. A valid way to contact you also needs to be included (i.e twitter name, email etc) in case you win! Competition closes 21st January 2011 at 7pm

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Artist Update!

I just wanted to take this opportunity to give you a couple of brief updates about Kev's (our artist) life outside of Piddley Pix.

Kev recently launched his very own webcomic 'The Monkey and The Mouse' it is a fun look at the life of a toddler (Monkey) and a baby (Mouse), any parent of little 'uns will be able to relate to it! Do check it out!!


Outside of Piddley Pix Kev spends a lot of time drawing art and fan art influenced by films, other webcomics and more! One of his fave things to draw is Star Wars and Kev has (deservedly) had a picture included in the blog post 'Awesome Star Wars Arts Collection' by the people at Petshopbox Studio - do have a look, alongside Kev's fab picture is many other great takes on Star Wars - a must see for any Star Wars fan! 


Well Done Kev and we are very pleased you work with Piddley Pix.  Look out for a guest post from Kev soon!