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Hello January! News & Shopping Offers

It’s a whole new year! Here’s what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

2019 calendar printable bookmark

News and reminders

  • I’m doing printable calendar bookmarks again this year. January & February is free for all newsletter subscribers (and all my Trouble Club patrons). Sign up to either – or both – for the download links and more freebies including a monthly wallpaper.
  • I’ve added some Lucky Bags to my shop – £5 for a notepad, pin/brooch, stickers, badge, card and more! Some items have minor flaws and others are just discontinued or ex-display.
  • I’ll be shipping all your orders on Monday 7th with a free postcard and/or badge.
kawaii washi tape

New in the shop

2019 Tea Towel Calendars

Current shopping offers

  • 15% off any order over £10 (including sale items and lucky bags!) in my shop with this link or the code BYE18 – ends Sunday.
  • 50% off cards & postcards + 15% off everything else in my Zazzle store this week with the code HELLO2019ZAZ.
  • 10% off 5 Year Diaries at Lulu through Thursday with the code BCP2019.
  • 10% off all orders over £15 in my Etsy shop.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the 2019 collection! 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.)

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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