asking for trouble

April Round Up

april 2016 wallpaper

Goodbye April! Now it’s almost time for GOING TO JAPAN.

Fave 5 from the blog

New stuff in my shop

Links I loved

On my wish list (enamel pin edition)


Hand Over Your Fairy Cakes | boygirlparty
Hoodratroughdiamond | 100% Soft

On The List App

No TV or books as I’m not watching anything new and haven’t finished any books. Too much Japan planning.

How was your month? (No-one ever answers this)


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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