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printing photos from phone Printing photos from phone or camera with Printiki and an Instagram Giveaway.

I love colour hunting when I travel. Unsurprisingly, my camera card and I-phone gallery are now packed full of images.

I have recently returned from a trip to LA and Palm Springs. As you can imagine, I have amassed quite a collection of photos.  It would be so nice to see the physical copies of those photos on holiday.

It was perfect timing when Printiki contacted me to try out their service for printing photos from phone or camera.  Have you noticed the trend for 4″x4″ photos? I’ve certainly seen many high street shops now stocking frames for that size.

I’ve purchased the colourful frames above to create a large gallery wall. I’m still waiting on a few more frames, so will show you when the wall is completed, at a later date.
You can order the 4×4 photos with a thin white border or in a polaroid style. They come in either a matte or glossy finish. I have chosen matte.

I’ve decided to display my photos on a blue wire mesh board, using colourful paper clips. printing photos from phone The board currently sits on one of the walls in my creative work studio.It has become both a decorative feature and visual mood board for me. I can see my favourite colours of pink, sky blue, pops of yellows and natural green. It’s so interesting to see how I gravitate towards those hues when photographing. How do you like it? Another idea for the printed photos, is to make postcards.

As you can see, I have attached my photos to bright pink cards, all ready to post. You can order your photos just by using your phone, adding the images straight from your Instagram account, Facebook page or camera roll. There’s even an option to add caption.

Printiki  can also print photo books and posters. There are various size options and finishes available, all at affordable prices.

They post internationally and delivery is super fast, as the photos can be printed locally in many countries, such as the UK, USA, Australia and more. Now for the GIVEAWAY. How would you like to win an amazing wire mesh memo board, similar to the one I have above, along with a voucher code to print 30 of your own photos from Printiki?

The instructions for the giveaway are on my Instagram.

It really is so easy printing photos from phone or camera. Do give Printiki a go, and I’m pretty sure you’ll love it as I do.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Printiki, but all views are my own).

Spring-refresh-living-room-Little-Big-Bell Winter continues to linger on in London with its bitterly cold winds. I’ve decided to fast forward the seasons with a Spring refresh of my living room.

A Spring refresh can easily be done on a limited budget. I’ve decided to style my room with Sainsbury’s new homewares collection called Ethereal.

My first step to creating that ‘Spring is here’ feel, was to put together a pretty bouquet of pastel blooms.

Flowers never fail to create that instant lift of warmth and happiness to a space.

Spring-decor-living-room Step two was to add bright pops of colour to the sofa. I have decided to replace my Winter cushions with these sunshine yellow Ethereal Geo embroided cushions and Mediterranean Sea blue Crewel Geo cushions. Ethereal-collection-Sainsbury-Little-Big-Bell Step three: Keep a cosy feel without the need for a chunky knit throw or fleece. I have chosen a light Duck Egg blue Herringbone Throw to bridge the seasonal transition.

Step four: sip floral teas for that heady scent of Spring. My cute round tray and blue mug are also from Sainsbury’s Ethereal range. Spring-interiors-Little-Big-Bell Here they are all together. Sainsburys-ethereal-2017-collection Another view. Sainsbury-home-spring-summer-2017-collection copy As light is low and limited during the Winter months, the addition of these pops of colour can really light up a space. Living-room-style What do you think? Does it feel like Spring to you? Wooden-drawers-desk-tidy-Little-Big-Bell A Spring refresh also calls for a Spring clean. Whilst browsing through Sainsbury’s Ethereal range, I spotted these wooden storage drawers. Desk-tidy-wooden-storage-drawers-Ethereal-range-Sainsburys-Little-Big-Bell It now sits perfectly on my work desk as a stationery tidy. Ethereal-large-storage-drawers-Sainsburys-Little-Big-Bell Definitely welcomed extra storage and all within an arm’s reach. Sainsburys-blue-ethereal-mug Now that I have a little bit of Spring in my home , I always look forward to returning home to unwind from the cold.

Hope you have enjoyed this post. Do take a peek at Sainsbury’s new Ethereal home range, to add a bit of Spring to your indoors.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with Sainsbury’s but all opinions are my own ).

how-to-create-your-own-photo-book-uk-little-big-bell 2017 will be the year for collecting memories of the time spent with my family. To kickstart this resolution, I’ve decided to make a family photo book from our holiday pictures. Our last holiday was spent in Vancouver, Seattle and Portland.

It was just the perfect timing when My-Picture.co.uk asked me to try out their photo book service. They also offer photo transfers onto Canvas Prints, Acrylic Prints and Aluminium Prints. how-to-save-memories-with-photo-books-little-big-bell The Christmas break was the perfect time to edit all those accumulated holiday pictures.

It was fun doing so, as I felt like I was revisiting those wonderful places and experiences from our last vacation again.

It was really easy to navigate the My-picture.co.uk site. The uploading of images to the photo book  was a straightforward intuitive process. how-to-organise-photos-into-photo-books-little-big-bell You can choose various sizes of photo books with different covers. I decided on an A4 hardback book. create-your-own-online-photo-book-by-little-big-bell Texts can be added to the images if you desire, but I decided to let my images do the talking.

The photo above is of Canon beach, based in Clatsop County, Oregon. We stopped by for a stroll on the beach, en route from Seattle to Portland.

It was a stunning beach, with fine white sand and beautiful waves. Interestingly, it was the beach where The Goonies, Twilight and Point Break were filmed. my-picture-photo-book-little-big-bell There is a choice of formats for the Photo book pages. You can have one large image per page or create a collage of images, as I have done here. photo-holiday-book-by-my-pictures-uk-photo-by-little-big-bell This beach scene was at White Rock in British Columbia. holiday-photo-book-little-big-bell I was so pleased with the finished product. The paper was of high quality and the printed images came out with perfect clarity and colour.

I will be sending this photo book as a gift to my mother in law, but will definitely be reprinting another one for myself soon.

Do you have uploaded holiday photos on your computer that you would like to print? Well, now you can with My-picture.co.uk.

I have a special code for you to create either a 20x20cm or 30x20cm photo canvas for free by using the promotion code LITTLEBIGFREECANVA. The code is valid till 01/03/2017. Shipping cost is not included.

Hope this post has inspired you to start creating family memories too. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead.

( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell. This is a collaborative post with My-Picture.co.uk, but all opinions are my own).

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