Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Home is where the heart is...

I have a prototype to show you today :-)
For the last 5 years, this frame has hung in the downstairs loo, with random postcards in it - so it was long overdue a remake.

With Annabel completing her degree, she has moved back to town and has a flat with her b/f, whilst Maria is still in the city and has just started sharing a house with a couple of other girls.
So, I thought it would be nice to use the three frames to show where we all are living.


I used google maps to find our addresses and printed them off - then added a little glitter heart over the exact location.

I WISH I could show you the finished frame, because it looks much nicer than this IRL -  but I don't want our addresses broadcast on the net (the above maps are just random places).
For my final frame, I printed the maps out on better quality paper and used the 'best photo' setting on the printer, so the colours are much brighter.
I also changed the 'Home is where the heart is' heading, by using a simpler font and layering it on cream card. (The black didn't work very well).

Overall, a really simple project that just makes me smile when I see it.
You see how easily pleased I am?  :-)

Challenges
Allsorts - Free & Easy July
Make It Monday - Linky Party
Cupcake - Your favourite past Cupcake challenge.  I chose 129 I {heart} you. To include a heart.

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19 comments:

Grace said...

OMGoodness what a clever idea! I'm sure your girls love this idea!!! I saw this on Make it Monday and had to come see a close up! Glad I did!

Donna said...

Oh wow Caroline, what a fab idea and a great way to keep the girls close by...brillianty done! Thank you so much for joining in the fun with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Such a lovely idea Caroline! Scanned your blog and checked out all your gorgeous creations. Looking forward to seeing more. ~jeni :)

Carrie said...

What a totally fab idea!! Looks great too xx

Sue said...

Hi hun
what a fabulous idea that is, looks fantastic, sue,x

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful the real thing is going to be treasured, very wise not to publish personal details. Visited from Make it Monday could not see from the thumbnail what this was so glad to have seen this! XOXO Zoe

Pops x said...

What a fab idea sweetie and so different. hugs pops x

Katina said...

Fabulous!! xx

Faye said...

I love the idea behind this cool frame and how you've used our theme! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh wow - what a nice idea - perfect card to make when Bex leaves home for Univ next year.....
Hugs
Sarah x

Fleur said...

A lovely idea, I did a similar thing once with some bunting, will have to find it out & do a show & tell. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Emma said...

Gorgeous and such a fabulous idea.
Hugs Emma x

Aileen said...

This is such a fab idea and you'll be able to update it if you move somewhere else. x

Liza said...

Fabulous work, great image and colours. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

Liza x

Lisa Jane said...

What a brilliant idea - i love it
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
Lisa X

Kerrie said...

wonderful idea....

Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

FAbulous idea Caroline, what a great keepsake hugs Heidi x

Lee said...

What a Great idea love it.xx

Juls said...

this is just the most gorgeous idea, I love it!! Hugs Juls