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Win a personalised triptych canvas artwork with Bags of Love & H is for Home

Bags of Love is offering one of our readers one of their personalised triptych canvas artworks. A lovely way to pep up the walls in your bedroom or lounge.

Bags of Love triptych canvas above a white sofa

The example on offer measures 90cm x 30cm – each of the three panels is 30cm2. Upload photos to the Bags of Love from your mobile phone, computer or Facebook or Instagram accounts. You can even chose from their own image library.

Panoramic photograph of Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire

I downloaded the lovely photograph above of the Ribblehead Viaduct from the internet to practice making an artwork.

Turning the panoramic view of Ribblehead Viaduct into a triptych on the Bags of Love website

It was just the right ratio for the job – 3 times wider than tall – it created a trio of perfect squares.

Photograph of the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District

I tried again with a photograph of one of Justin’s favourite locations in the country – the Langdale Pikes in the Lake District.

Turning the panoramic view of the Langdale Pikes into a triptych on the Bags of Love website

It wasn’t the exact size to slot into three equal squares, however you can resize and crop the image until you’re happy with the composition.

Preview of the Langdale Pikes triptych artwork on the Bags of Love website

You can also use three separate images – for example, a portrait of your 3 children… or your pets!

To enter, let us know in the comments what subject matter you’d chose to display on your triptych.

Personalised triptych canvas artwork from Bags of Love




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Burn baby burn!

Win a bucket of Flamers with Certainly Wood & H is for Home

For this month’s competition, we have a fantastic prize that you’ll use all year round. We’ve teamed up with Certainly Wood to offer one of our readers a bucket of Flamers firelighters.

Small pile of flamers on their box | H is for Home

We’ve been trialling these Flamers recently and we can really sing their praises. They’re a wonderful product – renewable, untreated wood shavings dipped in refined wax. They have a long burn which makes lighting fires easy and reliable. Also, there’s none of the harsh, chemical aromas that you get from other types of firelighter.

Flamer igniting with kindling | H is for Home

And as if that wasn’t enough, they actually look great too. They’re attractive additions to the fireside in the same way a basket of logs gives a natural, cosy look to a room. In addition to wood burners and open fires, they’re also perfect for barbecues and pizza ovens. We’re complete converts and won’t be using anything else in the future.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

To enter, simply tell us in the comments section below how you usually light your fire or barbecue.

Bucket full of Flamers in front of our wood buring stove | H is for Home

Bucket of Flamers fire lighters

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It’s a stick up!

Win a £50 Inkmill voucher with H is for Home

As we said yesterday, we’ve been slowly turning our home office into a place where we actually want to work. It had become a bit of a dumping ground for clothes and shoes and stacked boxes of shop stock. We’ve cleared it all away and it’s looking like an actual room again!

Inkmill Vinyl chalkboard on a wall in a corner of our home office | H is for Home nkmill Vinyl chalkboard on a wall in a corner of our home office | H is for Home

As part of our home office makeover, we’ve installed a lovely, custom-made adhesive chalkboard provided by Inkmill Vinyl. We can quickly jot down packing lists, event dates, item requests, phone messages and so on.

Crow vinyl sticker above a light switch

This month, we’re giving someone the opportunity to win their own sticker, decal or wall art up to the value of £50.

Green cheese plant vinyl sticker on a sitting room wall

Stick up a height chart for a kid’s bedroom, adhere opaque patterned film to the bathroom window or create a statement wall by affixing your favourite poem or inspirational quote. There are so many options & possibilities!

Pink castle vinyl sticker on a bedroom wall

Pictured here is just a tiny example of the many, many patterns from which to choose!

Mouse and mouse hole vinyl sticker on skirting board

 Enter our competition by commenting below saying which vinyl sticker, decal or wall art you’d like to win.

Yellow vinyl dinosaur height chart sticker on a bedroom wall

£50 Inkmill Vinyl voucher

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Key Safe, keep safe

** UPDATE – The Key Safe Company is offering our readers a unique purchase code. Enter HIsForHome at checkout to receive a 10% discount off everything excluding installation and accessories. **

Win a Supra C500 Outdoor Key Safe | H is for Home

What do you do if you need to let someone into your home when you’re not there? Or how about going off to work and leaving your car at home to be collected by the garage for repairs. Where do you leave the key? Under the door mat? In a plant pot outside your front door? Under the tyre? It’s not the smartest solution, but so many people do just that!

With an outdoor key safe you can put your mind at ease knowing that your keys are completely secure and will only be accessible to the right people.

For this month’s give-away, we’ve teamed up with The Key Safe Company to offer one of our readers a Supra C500 Outdoor Key Safe worth £59.94. The key safe works by setting a secret code number (there are 4,000 different combinations – so it shouldn’t be easy to guess). Punching the correct number and turning the lever opens the safe where you can store up to 6 keys (depending on size & type). You can change the code as often and as many times as you like for added security.

Supra C500 Outdoor Key Safe

To be in with a chance of winning, comment below saying how an outdoor key safe would be useful to you. For example, I regularly get locked out of the house if I take the dog for a walk and forget to take my key and Justin goes out in the meantime. Problem solved if we kept a spare key in a key safe!

Supra C500 Outdoor Key Safe




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I can see clearly now!

Win a pair of Scout frames of your choice with prescription lenses from Glasses Direct | H is for Home

Hey everyone – we hope you’re enjoying the May Bank Holiday weekend. Has the weather been good where you are? It’s been grand here! We have a fab new competition starting today – you could win a pair of Scout frames fitted with prescription lenses from the people over at Glasses Direct.

My trial of GlassesDirect glasses including Scout frames | H is for Home

Ordering my specs online from them was such a great experience from beginning to end. Their website allows you to take a photo of yourself, upload it and then try all their glasses on ‘virtually’. When you’ve short-listed your favourite four, you can ‘try before you buy’. They will send you out the frames in the post for you to try on ‘in the flesh’. When you’ve decided on the ones you like the best, you simply send them all back (they pay postage both ways), upload your prescription and place your order. It’s as simple as that!

Adelle wearing Scout 'Festival' prescription glasses | H is for Home

They often have special offers on such as free second pair, free postage or other discount codes. I took advantage of one of these offers to get myself a pair of prescription sunglasses for when I’m working on my laptop in the garden on sunny days.

Adelle wearing 'Audrey' prescription sunglasses | H is for Home

Here’s your chance to win a pair of Scout frames of your choice fitted with prescription lenses*. Simply hop over to the Glasses Direct website to check out the range of frames Scout have to offer. Then come back here and leave a comment saying which are your favourite – there are nearly 50 from which to choose!

*No prescriptions over -/+ 8.00. Only basic lenses – no coatings or upgrades.

Scout prescription glasses




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What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups with eggs | H is for Home

Easter is only a fortnight away and this month’s competition is very apt. We have a gift boxed set of Keith Brymer Jones ‘Word’ egg cups for one of our readers to win. The egg cups are hand-stamped with the well-known conundrum, “What came first the chicken or the egg”.

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups set box with blue eggs | H is for Home

Keith Brymer Jones is, alongside Kate Malone, the oft-tearful judge of The Great Pottery Throw Down – he gets so emotional about his craft. We loved watching the last series that ended last week – you can still catch up on the iPlayer.

Keith Brymer Jones Word egg cups with boiled egg | H is for Home

Each piece is hand finished and is part of his extensive ‘Word’ range which includes, amongst other items, mugs, plates, bowls, teapots, butter dishes… and even pet feeding bowls.

To win the egg cup set, leave us a comment below saying how you like your eggs!

Set of Keith Brymer Jones egg cups

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