NAUGHTY LIST MAKES SAUCY STACEY £1.5M
MUM FLOGS SACKLOADS OF RUDE CARDS
CHEEKY Christmas cards are earning a fortune for one hard-working mum.
Graphic artist Stacey Dennis launched her filthy festive range after losing her job.
Now her designs are turning over
£1.5million a year and she is taking on staff to meet demand.
Stacey’s favourite card sold under her LoveLayla.co.uk brand features one of Santa’s helpers with the slogan: “When I think about you I touch my elf !” The 32-year-old started her business after being made redundant in 2014. After becoming a freelance designer she was asked to create some funny cards for a charity.
They were a success and the business, which she runs with her with plasterer husband Jay, 37, took off.
Stacey, of Pontefract, West Yorks, said: “I have a pretty way-out sense of humour so I came up with some filthy slogans and smutty cards and the 11 designs sold like hot cakes.
“It was then that me and Jay realised we had the chance to make it on our own.
“We were selling on eBay at first but we decided we needed our own LoveLayla website.”
She added: “We went from a couple of cards done on the kitchen table being sold at £3.75 – with first class postage – to 60,000 in just six weeks.
“Turnover in that first year hit
£1million and there was just the two of us.
“We are up to five now and turnover has hit £1.5m. LoveLayla, which is named after her daughter, also has celebrity fans including TV’s Vicky Pattison, 31, and Charlotte Crosby,
28. Stacey said: “We do mainstream cards but it is the rude and racy ones that really sell.
“One says ‘Santa knows you’ve been a k**b, you are getting f*** all’. “‘Merry Christmas Tinsel Tits’ is one of my favourites, along with ‘Christmas Time, Camel Toe and Wine’.’’ Stacey added: “We have had some complaints off people – including from vegans, feminists and some Christians.
“If you don’t like it then turn the page and don’t look – I am standing up for what I believe in and that’s the freedom to be funny.
“We do some cards that don’t swear, as I like the wit rather than the foul language.”