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about us


     

Hello... we're Anna and Anthony

Once upon a time (around 2002), Anna met Anthony. After many years of dreaming of running our own business, in 2013 aabe creative was born :)

We are a husband and wife small business based in sunny Wales, UK. We love making cute stationery and dreaming-up sparkly new designs. Take a look around our little shop if you love handmade stationery as much as we do.

 

Our story

Anna

Since I was a young child I’ve always loved arts, crafts, drawing and design. After a number of years completing studies in Graphic Design and an MA Animation degree, I took a break from work life to look after the kiddiewinks in 2013. It was around this time I setup aabe creative as a craft business from a spare bedroom in sunny South East Wales. This was supposed to be a bit of a hobby business that I did in my spare time (what spare time with two little'uns I hear you say??). However, word gradually spread and orders were flying out the door. Over the next year I introduced my love for graphic design to the business and before long I had to stop making the crafty items to solely focus on the graphic design. A year later in 2015 we branched out into our handmade stationery. Our first few notebooks sold and as time went on, more and more books were being added to our belt!!

Anthony

In 2015, I decided to join my lovely wife on her adventure, which meant spreading my wings by leaving the rat race to join aabe creative full time. This was a big decision, but the bonus of working my own hours to spend more time with my family and doing something I love was a chance I couldn’t resist. By joining aabe creative, I returned to my creative roots and brought lots of business experience and a very keen eye for detail thanks to studying photography back in the day. I am so glad I swapped my desk job to proudly make our diaries and planners each day :)

Today using our ever increasing and over productive imaginations, we continue to grow aabe creative to lovingly offer homemade stationery and design.