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Shop News: Happy Mail Printables, Badges & More

Happy Mail Printables

My first new set of printables are now in my shops! This Happy Mail stationery set has everything you need for cute mail with notelets, writing paper, envelopes and stamp stickers. You get the whole lot for £2.50 (+VAT in the EU) and you can print them as many times as you like. You can also get them for free if you’re one of the first 10 people to join the $1 tier of my Trouble Club on Patreon.

Seasonal Badges

New seasonal badges are here featuring my angry thunder cloud. You can find it in my pick & mix badge offer (and magnets too!), plus I’ll be putting some in nice orders.

Pick & Mix Badges and Magnets

I also updated the pick & mix badges and pick & mix magnets so you can see all the current characters. I think only Neptune is out of stock from the main gang – I will get him back soon.

Autumn Discount

Since the heatwave turned into endless grey rainy days I am resigned to cooler weather, and cheering myself up with Halloween! These new business cards are added to every order and give you 10% off everything until the end of October. If you have one of my blue logo square cards (with either the date scored out or an April expiry) the discount is finally expiring on Friday so use it while you can!

watercolour ghosts wallpapers

Ghost Wallpapers

The wallpapers from July’s Trouble Club rewards will be sent out to my newsletter subcribers on Friday so sign up if you want them, along with the latest calendar bookmark. These won’t be available anywhere else.

More news soon, including something very exciting next week!


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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