Saturday, 2 July 2016

Kitchen colours

It feels strange today, as we should have been flying to Rome to join Cunard's Queen Victoria for a two week cruise in the Mediterranean. However, following a phone call from Cunard a couple of days ago we have been persuaded to cancel this cruise with a full refund and rebook another cruise free of charge next year. It seems as with lots of companies they overbook and rely on a certain number of cancellations to keep numbers viable. However this year, their calculations didn't work out and they were forced to try to find clients willing to postpone their holidays.  As we have already had a cruise to the Caribbean this year together with a week in Florida; will be going to Spain in August and to San Francisco in September, we thought that we could forego this one and rebook for next year.... and it will be free! Still feels odd though!

The challenge at "Less is More" this week is to use the colours from your kitchen.
Some years ago we had a caravan in which we used to go on holiday to France most years. One year we decided to buy a kitchen table and chairs in Caen and transport them back in said caravan. This set actually helped determine the colours in our kitchen.
The table is getting a little old now but is so practical and has two extending leaves, which are so useful when we have family staying with us.
Our work surface is black granite with twinkly bits in it... hence my card.
The old Hostess stamp set from Stampin' up seems redolent of the image on the table... so there you go!

Here I used the other piece of embossed card from last week, if I'd thought about it in time I would have sprinkled a little gold twinkle over this bit, but not to worry!

14 comments:

  1. Aa fabulous take on your kitchen colours based around that stunning table Chrissie! It's always a pleasure to hear a little story of where the inspiration came from. Have a relaxing bonus week! X

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  2. Aa fabulous take on your kitchen colours based around that stunning table Chrissie! It's always a pleasure to hear a little story of where the inspiration came from. Have a relaxing bonus week! X

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  3. Such a clean, elegant card! It really does match your kitchen so well. Love, love, love your table. Great buy, and totally worth the effort of bringing it home with you!

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  4. Gorgeous card! I like the geometric aspect paired with the colorful image.

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  5. What a great card and nice to see the inspiration. Such a shame about your cruise but it seems like you will be busy enough with your other travels.

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  6. I absolutely love this card and must retrieve that stamp from my pile of possible giveaways. What a beautiful accent those tiles make to your kitchen.

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  7. Love the take on your kitchen...Bold black (granite) with the terrocotta colours, fabulous and so striking! Wow that was fortuitous about the cruise. We cruise with Cunard too and that's never happened to us, so lucky you where in a position to take them up on it. Never heard of this happening before, so thanks for the information x

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  8. Great card again Chrissie,shame about the cruise but sure you will enjoy your other travels 😀 Viv xx

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  9. Great card again Chrissie,shame about the cruise but sure you will enjoy your other travels 😀 Viv xx

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  10. Gorgeous table and a great inspiration for your card which is as classy as usual Chrissie. Nice to see the other piece of last week's card being used too. Sorry to hear that you are not on your cruise but getting a freebie holiday next year is fab. 'Suppose that now you'll have lots of time for crafting this week!
    Sharon xx

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  11. I like that table...so sweet, and perfect inspiration for your kitchen colors card!

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  12. Very striking card. I love how you've taken your inspiration from the table. xx

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  13. Apologies for being a week late, had a crazy past week!
    Love that you used that stencil again here (mine's since arrived!). A lovely interpretation of your inspiration.
    xx

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