asking for trouble

July Round Up

Goodbye July. You were full of holidays and now I have a lot of work to do.

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My 4 favourite photos

from my Instagram (L-R, top-bottom)

  • Tobermory (more on that soon)
  • Updated ghost pin party!
  • Water lilies at Kew Gardens (more on that soon too)
  • After holidays, it’s always nice to be home to a familiar view

Fave 5 from the blog

New stuff in my shops highlights


Books, Comics & Zines I Read in 2017 –  4 more this month!

Links I Loved


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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