asking for trouble

April News & Shopping Offers

Hello April! Here’s what’s new this month plus shopping offers and freebies.


News and reminders

  • I’m having a giveaway over at Super Cute Kawaii! You can win one of two prize packs – choose from 5 A Day or Kawaii Japan.
  • Don’t forget your free printable calendar bookmark for March & April. It’s free if you join my mailing list or you can also download the whole year for £3 with extra variations.
  • Take part in my Surprise Mail Swap! Just send a postcard, card (it’s my birthday on the 25th!) or anything else to my P.O. Box and I’ll send you something fun in return.
  • I’ll be taking part in The 100 Day Project this year – more on that tomorrow.

clearout sale

Current shopping offers

  • £2 Sale! Everything in my sale is just £2 or less including notebooks, snowflake ornaments, zines, brooches, stickers, coin purses, enamel pins and more!
  • Etsy Spring Sale! Get 25% off selected items, many of which are not in the £2 sale. That includes cards, pencil cases and almost all printables and PDF zines. Use the code SPRINGSALE at checkout.
  • 25% off everything in my Society6 store through Tuesday with the code REFRESH25
  • 20% off everything in my Redbubble store today with the code YES20
  • 15-40% off everything in my Zazzle store today with the code GREATZAZDEAL + check the site for new offers throughout the month.
  • Repeat customer offer: 20% off all orders over £10! Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers.)

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Seasonal freebies

Ongoing Offers

  • Free UK shipping / discounted £2 shipping worldwide on all orders over £15 in my main shop + 10% off your next order!
  • $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
  • 25% off any 4 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop or 50% off any 10!
  • 15% off any 2 mugs or spiral notebooks from my Redbubble shop.
  • 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.
  • More ongoing offers can be found on my Special Offers page.

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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