asking for trouble

October News & Shopping Offers

Here’s a catch up on what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

new products

New in my shops

All orders include free UK shipping + get 15% off any order over £15 with the code 15OFF. Affordable shipping worldwide is also available.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

New Digital Downloads & Freebies

  • 3 new Fruit & Vegetables cross stitch patterns are available from Payhip and Etsy. Choose from Avocados, Cherry and Peapod, or get all 3 in a discounted bundle.
  • Get a free printable calendar bookmark for each month by signing up to my mailing list – the most recent newsletter will have the download link for September/October.
  • Get 75% off all my digital products if you join my Patreon at the $5 tier.

ghost stickers

News and reminders

  • Halloween fun will start next week including free foil stickers, a stationery bundle, a 3 for 2 offer and more. Follow my Instagram for updates.
  • All 11 of my 2021 calendars will be available soon on-demand and I will have postcards in my shop later this month.
  • I’ve created a handy page with all the information and links for buying or making face masks (for non-medical use) with my designs.
  • Join my Patreon from $1 to get exclusive content including weekly behind the scenes updates, exclusive downloads and more.

new on Society6, Redbubble, TeePublic & Zazzle
There’s 4 new designs at Society6, Redbubble, TeePublic, Zazzle & Spoonflower: Super Cute Kawaii Animal Mascots, Kawaii Animal Donuts, Kawaii Cupcakes & Kawaii Flower Field.

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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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