Since 2007

Way back when Lily Anna Rose was created with just a handful of pennies and the desire to create beautiful stationery for loving couples. It was the hope of making a better life. (Image below by John Franklin in 2011).

“Following a catastrophic series of events, I made the decision to be brave! I wasn’t going to be dissuaded by the struggles of being a single parent or redundancy. With just £50 I could only pour love and passion into the new adventure. Lily Anna Rose was born and in 2009 nominated ‘Barclays Trading Places Top 100 Business in Barclays Trading Places Awards’.

Years on and happily married. Lily Anna Rose has blossomed and become an important member of our family. Today, my commitment is to offer sustainable stationery that is truly personalised”.

Wedding Day

Swanage Town Hall

Shopping Villain

Buying used clothes and shoes on Vinted


Home Secretary Suella Braverman KC MP

Place of work

Home Studio

A fact

My front tooth is false

Relaxing is

Walks with Jenny cockapoo and my greenhouse

My top tip

Save money by not saving the date

Favourite scent

Penhaligans Bluebell, Eau de Toilette

Community interest

Litter Picking

Fashion era

1930s (The Mainbocher Corset, 1939 Horst P Horst)

My first inspiration came from a cake and an old cup and saucer

Claire Turner