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March News & Shopping Offers

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

News and reminders

kawaii sale
  • My Clearout Sale ends today and everything is now under £5! All orders include free UK shipping + there’s 4 for 3 on all sale items!
  • Get 20% off my new Japanuary zine, full of photos and memories from my 5 trips to Japan. Use the code USY39ROLWE until Monday evening.
  • Join my Patreon from $1 to get exclusive content including weekly behind the scenes updates, printables & wallpapers and more.
new products

New in my shops

Seasonal Freebies

printable 2020 calendar bookmark
  • Download my printable calendar bookmark for March & April with my Ghost hugging a piece of toast and an Easter egg!. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link. You can also buy the full set.
  • If you’re feeling crafty, I have a whole series of free paper craft tutorials for all the upcoming holidays including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & St Patrick’s Day.
kawaii space
Pluto is new on Society6 & Redbubble and my Solar System pattern is on Society6, Redbubble, Zazzle & Spoonflower.

Current shopping offers


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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