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Black Friday Discounts Round-Up

However you feel about Black Friday, it’s a good time to pick up anything you’ve had on your wish list for a while, grab some gifts or just treat yourself. It’s been another tough year for small businesses like mine, so while boycotting the big Black Friday deals is a cool move, I know I would really appreciate your orders.

Black Friday

Spend More, Save More

My own shop has tiered discounts from now until Tuesday evening and I’ll be popping in free stickers with all orders.

  • 10% off orders over £10 – use code BF10
  • 15% off orders over £20 – use code 15OFF
  • 25% off orders ocer £25 – use code BF25

Those apply to everything in my shop, including sale items and rarely discounted items like my book.

For my EU customers, selected items in my Etsy shop are 15% off or you can get 10% off any order over £20 – no codes required.

digital downloads

Zines, Patterns & Printables

You can get 15% off all my digital downloads at Payhip (use code BF15) or Etsy (automatic). That includes zines, colouring pages, cross stitch patterns, and lots of printables like garlands, gift tags and stationery.


My print-on-demand partners have big discounts this weekend. You’ll probably get the best deal today but some will be changing for Cyber Monday so you can hold off and hope for something better.

If you’re not sure which shop has which products, check my print-on-demand page. Generally Redbubble has the widest range, and is also the best option for non-US buyers as they have affordable shipping and can use local printers.

HOLIDAY SHIPPING – If you are buying gifts, please order as early as possible and choose a tracked service at checkout for priority shipping. International orders can no longer be expected to arrive in time for Christmas, though it’s very possible they will. I do not have last order dates for UK orders but there are currently delays so allow at least 2 weeks for safety.


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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