Sunday, 17 September 2017

Our Ruby Wedding

Today Mark and I have been married for 40 years - our Ruby anniversary. Here is the card I made for him.

The card is completely made with die cutting and embossing - the background uses That Folder and the heart and numbers are Spellbinders dies.

I am sharing this card with
Glitter and Sparkle - Embossing 
Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Die cuts/punches

Now, if you are only here for the card, you don't need to scroll any further but if you'd like to read about our slightly unusual celebration (and FOOD)  carry on reading...

Because we both love cooking, we decided that instead of having a party or buying each other presents, we would instead spend the money on going to a pasta making class taught by Carmela Serrano-Hayes, the author of "A Passion for Pasta", at La Cucina Caldesi in London. Very conveniently, one of the available dates was yesterday, just the day before our anniversary, so that's when we decided to go.

We had a lovely time, learning to make many different shapes and types of pasta from the simple

to the complex

and even one made out of bread and cheese!

The dishes we made were really delicious  - there were about 6 in total which we ate as a meal at the end of the day, sitting Italian style at a large communal table.

Ravioli filled with a rich meat mixture

Seafood with assorted hand-shaped pastas

And finally, here is our "official" anniversary photo


  1. Congratulations on your ruby anniversary and what a fabulous way to celebrate! Your card is lovely and I love the heart die.
    Kath x

  2. Congratulations Jane and Mark, beautiful card and photographs.

  3. What a great idea - spending the day doing something you both love. Congratulations on 40 years of marriage (ours is next year). Love the card and the photos.

  4. congrats on your Anniversary and that is a gorgeous card, love the style of the numerals and that heart die is beautiful.

  5. Happy anniversary. Beautiful card. Looks like you had a great time x

  6. Happy anniversary, my friend! Your card and photos are beautiful!

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary Jane! Love the card and a much better way of celebrating than a party. A lovely photo of you both as well!

  8. Happy Anniversary to you both. Lovely photograph and pasta looks yummy xx

  9. Gorgeous anniversary card, Jane. Hope you and Mark enjoyed your special day.

    TFS your lovely cookery photos, looks like you had a fabulous time..... (although, as someone on Facebook pointed out, the last one does looks like little piles of something you wouldn't want to eat! LOL!) xx

  10. Congratulations on your anniversary, stunning card. So lovely to do an activity together that you both love, looks like you had a fabulous time x


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