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December News & Shopping Offers

Here’s what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

kawaii pins and stationery

New in the shop

All prices include free UK shipping + there’s 15% off any order of £15+

last order dates for christmas

News and reminders

  • Last order dates for Christmas are coming up fast as I’m closing early this year. Please order by these dates for the best chance of delivery.
  • 2020 calendars are available as posters/prints, postcards/cards, notebooks, mugs, stickers and cut & sew tea towel fabric from my print-on-demand partners worldwide.
  • My Patreon is taking a break this month but you can still join up to get exclusive content including posts and wallpapers and access to the Trouble Club shop.
printable calendar bookmark

Seasonal Freebies

  • Download my printable calendar bookmark for November & December featuring a cup of tea and snowman. Sign up to my mailing list for the download link. You can also buy a new full set for 2020.
  • Get ready for Christmas with my free Christmas crafts and printables.
  • This month’s free wallpapers feature my new Time For Tea and Tea & Battenberg Cake patterns for computers, tablets and phones. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
Kawaii 2020 Calendars
All my 2020 calendars are available on postcards, stationery, mugs and more from Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle.

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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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