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Cute Cats 2022 Calendar

My 2022 calendar design is now finished and it’s full of cats!

cute cats 2022 calendar

It took a while for the idea to pop into my head and then I had a lot of fun seeing which of my other characters could be turned into a cat. I think my favourites are the planet, umbrella and ice lolly. I really like these soft pastel colours, though the brown was a surprise. I tried a lot of background colours randomly and this worked the best by far.

cookie cat kawaii stickers

As well as the usual full year postcard, I’ve made a set of 12 monthly postcards so you can use them as a desk calendar or stick them on the wall. They’ll be available in my shop this Friday, along with Cookie Cat vinyl stickers! I still have more photos to take of everything so I’ll share more on Friday – or you can join my mailing list to hear about it all first.

cute cats 2022 calendar
Tea towel at Spoonflower | mug & postcard at Redbubble, Society6 & Zazzle
spiral notebook at Redubbble & Zazzle

In the meantime, the cats calendar is available now from my print-on-demand partners, who all ship worldwide. All my previous calendars have been updated for 2022 too, though some of the older designs are no longer being uploaded to all sites.

  • Spoonflower (USA & Germany) – cut and sew tea towel fabric & finished tea towels – 20% off today!
  • Redbubble (uses regional printers worldwide) – art prints, postcards, cards, notebooks, stickers, magnets & mugs
  • Society6 (USA) – art prints, cards & mugs – up to 30% off today!
  • Zazzle (uses regional printers worldwide) – postcards, notebooks & mugs – 20% off today!

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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