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Stamping is go!

Stamped Notebooks

I’ve been getting to grips with my new stamps and the first fruits are now in the shop – little notebooks with my characters. These are double fun to make as I get to colour them in with watercolour pencils. Bread Slice and Orange are available now and lots more will be added in the coming weeks, once I get a red ink pad.

Thank you cards

I also tried out my button stamps to make new thank you cards to go out with orders. Every time I make a batch of cards I think there’s no way I’ll get through them and then all too soon, they all disappear. So an extra big THANK YOU to everyone who makes a purchase from my shops – I still get far too overexcited when I get a sale.

And finally, don’t forget the brooch sale ends tomorrow. Hop to it!


Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I create illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii. This is my business and personal blog where I write about my creative doings, inspirations, travels, Japan trips and daily life. Read more »

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