Sunday 16 December 2012

Ruby Wedding - Mine!

Well, when we tied the knot on December 16th 1972 I could never have imagined celebrating 40 years together! When you are so young it is difficult to think that far ahead! But here we are!

Here is the card I have made for John. I couldn't decide between Resplendent Rectangles or Diamond Strips and Accents  so I used them both - and being greedy I also snuck in a couple of little bits from Marvellous Squares too.

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I find these front steppers extremely difficult to photograph because they come out  looking totally out of proportion. The side view, which shows the inside, makes a better picture. The little swans are the centre part from a Nellie Snellen hearts die set. I know this is more burgundy than red but I liked it better for a man. And I even added a bow, though it's very small and very narrow ribbon! The fold back parts of the Diamond Strips and Accents are much darker in real life, in fact there is very little difference between that and the burgundy card stock. Who said the camera never lies?

Well we are off out to lunch with some friends. Whenever we lunch with this particular couple it generally lasts until about 7 o'clock! LOL!

Hope you all have a great day! Love and hugs from Christine x


Karla said...

Prachtige Easelkaart Christine.

Groetjes Karla

Unknown said...

Happy Anniversary Christine and John,
I didn't realise the 40th is a Ruby, my John and I celebrated our 40th in June 2011 - gosh and we could've partied big time!
Congrats on making it so far like us.

Unknown said...

Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary bet you can't believe how long it's been. Gorgeous card bet John will adore it. Have a great day.

Wilma x x

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

Congratulations on your 40 years
Love that card so striking

jacqui x

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Happy Ruby Anniversary to both of you. Your card to John is amazing, I'm sure John thought so too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wou wat een prachtige easelkaart compliment
Gerrie xx

Sue said...

Hello Christine
Congratulations to you and your hubby on your Ruby Wedding Anniversary

Your card is stunning. I love the design and the colours are perfect.

I hope you have a wonderful day'

Hazel said...

Happy Anniversary, to you both. I know what you mean by when you are young the thought of being married for 40 years is unthinkable!!! We celebrated yours two years ago. Your card to John is lovely and like you I think burgundy is a better man colour. Enjoy your meal and hope you have many more happy years together. Hazel

Carole Z said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the colour - if I get asked to make a 40th anniversary card I always go for a deep red such as burgundy..beautiful card, hugs, Carole Z X

Marie-Louise said...

Such a fabulous card Christine. Really beautiful. A very Happy Anniversary to both of you - 40 years - well done.

Sonia said...

Wonderful creation dearest Christine^_^
Romantic and sweet^_^
Happy Sunday and big hug my friend,

Crafty Lark said...

Congratulations and I hope you both have a wonderful time. Love the card very much, I think the diamond strips die is fab to use. xx Flora

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine and John,
Happy 40th Anniversary to you both. I hope you enjoy your lunch today.
Your card is superb I bet he loved it.
It was my 29th Anniversary on the 10th. With hindsight I wish we hadn't got married so close to Christmas as everyone of my family forgets because of all the Christmas preparations.
Have a wonderful day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Linda Wescott said...

What a fabulous card. Congratulations to you both, and have a lovely day. Hugs lin

janieworkum said...

wat een prachtige kaart en allebei gefeliciteerd.
groetjes janie

Patricia said...

Happy Anniversary, and many more to come.
Love your card for John, stunning.
When John and I were married my father did agree to it. I was only just 18 by a week. He said it would probably not last and we would be surrounded by "Kids". How wrong he was!!! Now heading towards 50 years and only one son.
I came on here this morning and I was sure I left a message. Oh! How silly can one be....................forgot did I not.
Hope you have had a fantastic day

Patricia xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations Christine fabulous card you have made for your husband .... have a fabulous day


Oksana said...

Happy Anniversary! Hope you have both enjoyed your day! Lovely card, in rich colours for such a special occasion.x

Vicky said...

Fantastic card Christine, you've managed to combine elegance, pretty and manly!! I'm sure your beloved will love it!! Huge congrats on your Ruby anniversary

hugs Vicky xxx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Christine - I am so sorry that I missed your anniversary yesterday - it went out of my head and I did know about it!! I hope you and John had a great time - you have certainly made him a totally gorgeous card - really great and very rubyfide!! I love the fact that you used both of the dies, they look brilliant together. Here's to many many more years!

Hugs to you both Sue Pxxx

PS Perhaps shouldn't mention this but did you catch the pecs???

Sue said...

Hi Christine soooooooo sorry I missed your anniversary!! I hope you had a wonderful day and this card is absolutely stunning and as the previous commentator who shall be nameless SUEP!!!! said did you see Artems pecs??? lol huggles hun xxxxx

Dee said...

Christine what a wonderful card for your hubby, love the way you've stepped it did you use A3 card stock. Dee x