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Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary

I made a 65th Wedding Anniversary card for my Auntie Phyllis and Uncle Rob in New Zealand from their family in England. When I looked up what the symbol is for this grand celebration I found out that this anniversary does not have any traditional or modern associated materials. The most likely reason for this is to do with Queen Victoria. Prior to Queen Victoria celebrating her 60th jubilee only the 75th Wedding Anniversary had a material associated against it above 60 years . With the 60th Anniversary being celebrated a material was given to the 60th and also the 70th, missing out the 65th Anniversary.

I used Craftwork Cards products (Anglomania papers, card candy and a 8x8" scalloped card.)

I used one of CWC oval greetings and mounted it on card and papers cut with my Stampin' Up oval punches, mounted this on 3D foam pads and added a pair of heart pins from my stash.

The names and '65' were cut using the Don Juan Cartridge for the Cricut

Below are two photos from Phyl and Rob’s wedding held on 12th January 1946 - After the war and before they went to live in New Zealand. Phyl plaited Rob’s silk parachute cord to wear around her waist. Rob flew spitfires during WWII.

Left to right: Mary (my mother, Phyl’s half sister and bridesmaid), the best man, Rob and Phyl (groom and bride), Winifred and Harry (who looked after Phyl after her mother died when she was a small baby, until my grandfather, Ernest re-married) Winifred and Ernest (Phyl’s step mother and her father, Mary’s parents and my grandparents).

Mum has just added "I didnt know I was going to be bridesmaid until I got to the house and the lady next door rushed in and said she had this outfit and would I like to be bridesmaid. No time for nerves! as you can see the bonnet is plonked down on my head with no regard for my hair ribbon".


  1. Lovely card Lynn. Your aunt and uncle should be tickled pink with it. Love the union jack theme. I am sure I heard somewhere that the material for a 70th anniversary was 'oak'! but it could have been for 75, I'm not sure. How very uninteresting but probably it does say it all! x

  2. Wow Lynn, what a totally awesome card, that is truly a work of art and so wonderfully personal. i am sure they will be thrilled to bits with it. You are so clever..xxxx

  3. wow that is a fabulous card, they are sure to love it :) Congratulations to them


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