asking for trouble

Shop Update

You might have noticed my shop is just slightly different! I’ve been working on this for a while and decided to put it live yesterday. The old site was getting a bit muddled and hopefully this is a bit more organised and easier to navigate. I still have some tweaking to do so let me know if you spot anything horribly wrong.

You’ll also notice I am finally on the Christmas bandwagon – if your thoughts are heading in that direction then do check out the Christmas gift guide!


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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