asking for trouble

January 2015

  • January Round Up

    January Round Up

    I didn’t have the energy to do one of these in December, so this a combined one. It also had the added bonus of letting…

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  • New at Zazzle

    New at Zazzle

    I’ve been adding my Mt Fuji design to my Zazzle store and discovered a whole load of new products. I really like the spiral notebooks,…

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  • Getting Started with your 5 Year Diary

    Getting Started with your 5 Year Diary

    If you got one of my 5 Year Diaries for Christmas, I hope you’re enjoying keeping track of your daily doings. I’m still keeping mine going…

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  • To Read

    To Read

    If you remember, one of my resolutions is to read all the unread books on my shelves. I went round and took notes and was…

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  • Back in Stock

    Back in Stock

    Meal Planner pads are back in stock after a small redesign and now feature a cabbage instead of an onigiri. There’s £2 off if you buy both to get…

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  • Behind The Scenes

    Behind The Scenes

    I’ve been re-ordering a lot of products that sold out over Christmas and my desk has been piling up with things to package and make. I took a…

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  • Mt Fuji at Society6

    Mt Fuji at Society6

    As promised, I have added Mt Fuji to my Society6 shop, where you can enjoy looking at him on a variety of products, and buying…

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  • Jammie Dodger Brooches

    Jammie Dodger Brooches

    My Jammie Dodger brooches have been getting ready for Valentine’s Day. As well as the felt heart versions, there are now hand-painted ones available too. Which is…

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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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