asking for trouble

July 2009

  • More! New! Things!

    More! New! Things!

    All my new things arrived at once so I’ve been a busy bee, getting it all photographed and listed so you can see! The Cakeify…

    Read post »

  • End of the month update: June

    End of the month update: June

    Oh dear, I have left this a bit late. Onward! Books I enjoyed Unsticky by Sarra Manning I’ve been reading Sarra Manning’s writings since I…

    Read post »

  • I Like Bears!

    I Like Bears!

    Apparently it’s badge making month here at Asking For Trouble! This is a new set of badges called, of course, I Like Bears. I have…

    Read post »

  • Summer Projects

    Summer Projects

    I don’t know about you but it is stupidly hot here. It takes about two hours to cool down after every 15 minutes of activity…

    Read post »


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 »

Browse the archives

Buy my stuff

other things I Do


All text, photos and illustrations are © Marceline Smith 2007-2024 unless credited otherwise. You may repost my images with full credit and link. However, do not reproduce full posts without my permission or use my images or writing for commercial purposes. Thank you!


All opinions are my own and I am not compensated or sponsored for writing about any products or services featured unless stated in the post. Links to shops and websites may be affiliate links – I receive a small commission from your orders at no cost to you, which helps me fund this site. I do not accept advertising.