asking for trouble

Tea Towel Calendar Contest

5 a day calendar 2016

It’s that time again – Spoonflower’s annual tea towel calendar contest. I didn’t make a new design this year because I made two last year, so instead I updated my 5 A Day calendar and entered that.

I would super appreciate your votes, if you have a minute – you can vote for me here. It all helps raise my profile and get more followers and sales.


I didn’t like that many entries this year, which is new for me. Just too many things I’ve seen before and colour schemes that don’t stand out. Here’s my two favourites, by Bora and PenguinHouse.


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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