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Suz's Journal

Looking for some Father's Day gift idea inspiration? 21 May 2017, 0 Comments

So Father's Day is Sunday 18th June and there's plenty of time to order a personalised gift from the children without the panic setting in as to whether it will be delivered in time. I've been looking for Father's Day gifts for my husband from the kids and found these gems...perfect for someone who loves chocolate and finds it hard to wake up in the morning...does this ring any bells with anyone else?! Happy shopping!


SuperDad chocolates - choose to have either 'My SuperDad' or 'Our SuperDad' - £9.00

My SuperDad chocolate box from Cocoapod

Lots more gorgeous personalised chocolate gifts are on their website


Morgan & French

A simple copper block keyring that can be personalised with handstamped lettering and symbols - £21.95

Personalised Copper Bar Keyring by Morgan & French

There's a huge range of Father's Day gifts on their website.


Under the Rose

Create a pair of personalised photo cufflinks using your children's photos. Cufflinks are sterling silver - £85.00

Personalised photo cufflinks by Under The Rose

A lovely selection of men's bracelets, keyrings and necklaces are available on their website.


The Orchard

This traditional hammer and twin bell alarm clock comes in a great selection of colours from copper through to white - £25.00

Charlie Bell Alarm Clock by The Orchard Home and Gifts

Shop a wide selection of homeware and gifts on their website.


Smile With Siddy Charity 17 June 2015, 0 Comments

I recently had the pleasure of donating a picture to the charity Smile with Siddy and it will be displayed at CLIC House in Bristol which offers a home from home environment for Children and their families who are undergoing cancer treatment at Bristol Children's Hospital.


Sid was 14 months old when he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer called Neuroblastoma. It has such poor outcomes that by the time it is diagnosed it has usually spread to various parts of the body. His cancer meant he had 4 tumours (abdomen, neck, chest and spine) and they didn't respond well to chemotherapy. He died just 2 and a half months after his diagnosis.

Sid's parents set up the charity as they were horrified by how little research and funding goes in to children's cancers. So far the charity has raised over £100,000 and the money is already being used to help fund a clinical trial to help beat it. The recent raffle raised an amazing £5000.

If you'd like to complete a sponsored event on behalf of Smile with Siddy then please get in touch via their facebook page. Thank you.

The Winning Father's Day Picture 10 June 2015, 0 Comments

Here's the winning design, a family holding hands, which will be a gift from the two daughters to their Dad on Father's Day. Thank you Kimberley for such a lovely idea.

New Product Review - The Wise House's Toddler Dinner Set 09 May 2015, 0 Comments

Lucy Taylor runs online business The Wise House in Hampton, London and sells a beautiful selection of original homeware items that you’ll want to buy for yourself as well as give as gifts. From Nkuku Kiko glass frames through to Bee’s Wrap and Made to Order Cushions – there’s a great range of products.

First up for review is a super cute Toddler Dinner Set by French brand, Bandjo, which is sold by The Wise House.

New Affordable Cut-Out Art Picture Collection 06 April 2015, 0 Comments

By popular demand Outshine Art has introduced a beautiful new range of framed cut-out art pictures. At £25, pictures are a great gift price and can also be personalised with a unique message. Price includes gift wrap and UK delivery.

 Girl's cut-out art pictures for Christening, Birthday or new baby gift.

Art which is perfect for a Girl's Christening, Birthday or New Baby Gift.


Boy's cut-out art pictures for Christening, Birthday or new baby gift.

Or a lovely present for a Boy's Birthday, Godson's Christening or New Baby.


Range of cut-out art for a Wedding or anniversary gift

Or a unique Wedding or Anniversary gift.


 Beautiful & Unique cut-out art pictures.

Or simply because you just love the picture.


Framed pictures measure 177x177mm. Personalised messages will be handwritten in the bottom left hand corner of the mount - a maximum of 50 characters is recommended.



A Unique Mother's Day Gift Idea 23 February 2015, 0 Comments

My Art Belongs To Mummy - Single Mount

The reaction to the 'My Art Belongs To You' Picture Kit has been amazing so I've adapted the kit for Mother's Day so now your child's art can belong to Mummy! You can also win a free Picture Kit - details below.


Trend Spotter - Tribal 26 January 2015, 0 Comments

I'm continually on the lookout for new patterns that I think will work well behind the cut-out images. The geometric trend looked great and I loved using all the zigzag prints on the Cupcake and Rocket Man pictures. This Summer the geometric trend has moved on slightly and tribal patterns and colours are going to be important for clothing and interiors. Here are a few of my favourite images that I've saved to my pinterest account.

Tribal Trend mood board


How to make your own Outshine Art Christmas tree 11 November 2014, 0 Comments

The Outshine Art Christmas tree was a big talking point at our Spirit of Christmas stand so here's some instructions on how to make your own.

Win tickets to Spirit of Christmas Fair - 4th - 9th November 2014 14 September 2014, 0 Comments

Win a pair of tickets to Spirit of Christmas Fair at London Olympia.

Review and Giveaway from Recipes from a Normal Mum 12 August 2014, 0 Comments


 Outshine Art images

Holly Bell from Great British Bake Off and Recipes from a Normal Mum fame has kindly reviewed some Outshine Art pictures. I was so touched by her review - I've spent a long time trying to explain the beauty of the pictures in a succinct manner and I think Holly has done it! I guess it's a bit like writing your own CV, it's always easier to hear when someone else writes it for you!

There's also a competition to win a picture up to the value of £60. Entries close on 21st November.


Competition time on facebook 30 April 2014, 0 Comments

Go take a look at my facebook page for your chance to win one of my new pictures. It's easy to enter, simply be a liker of my page and tell me where your favourite place to shop online for gifts is. Competition closes at midnight on Friday 9th May 2014. Good Luck!

Facebook giveaway competiton 24 March 2014, 0 Comments

Here's a link to our Facebook giveaway competition to win a personalised Outshine Art picture.

A preview of Outshine Art's best-selling cut-out artwork pictures 07 March 2014, 0 Comments

A short clip featuring Outshine Art's best-selling cut-out artwork pictures.

Website Launch 01 March 2014, 0 Comments

I'm really pleased to announce the arrival of Outshine Art online!

I hope you all enjoy browsing through the site, please feel free to share any pictures that you like via facebook, twitter pinterest, tumblr - spread the word!

My first Richmond Duck Pond Market 09 February 2014, 0 Comments

Very excited to set up my first 2014 stall on one of the most blustery days of 2014 however we all survived and had a fab day.