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where it began...

I have always had a passion for stationery and all things paper, it has a certain smell and feel and is very tactile, if you know, you'll understand what I mean.

When my friends were buying shoes and make up, you could often find me in the local independent art and stationers shop, Andrews, sadly gone now, But I can still remember the smell of graphite from the pencils, the reems of brightly coloured paper and the printing ink.

I started my journey into the card industry working at Athena Galleries in Sheffield, at which point I was a sales assistant, I went back to study and a few years later I became a fully qualified Graphic designer, i started my own card company and then moved on to open what is now Frippery and Nonsense eight years ago and the rest, as they say is history.

look at us

Meet the Gang

Friendly bunch, we learn new things together every day


Isobel works part time in between studying forĀ  her A levels and baking cookies!

shes a great all rounder including photographer for the website and has excellent customer service skills


The (Unofficial) Boss, general perveyor of mischief and demander of lunch, helps out occasionally by laying across keyboards and deleting work.