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April News & Shopping Offers

Here’s a news round-up with seasonal activities, calendars and special offers.

cute cats mobile wallpapers

News & Reminders

  • Happy April! I’ve completed the full set of Cute Cats mobile wallpapers which also includes versions with a monthly calendar. You can buy it from my Payhip store or get them in your inbox monthly by joining my mailing list.
  • All of my recent repeat patterns are now available to buy as fabric, removable wallpaper and readymade home goods from Spoonflower.
  • I’ve been working on lots of new things that will be available this month, including a few different types of stickers, plus badges, stamp sets and possibly some unique little art pieces.
  • Shipping prices, Etsy fees and other costs are going up this month and I may need to raise my prices. I’d recommend doing some shopping before I get around to it! Do remember that my main Shopify store is always the cheapest place to buy from me, and you’re more likely to get free gifts and a doodle. EU shoppers can get a permanent discount code for Etsy via my mailing list.
kawaii keychains

New in my shop

spring crafts & activities

Seasonal Printables & Crafts

handle with care

New On-Demand & Today’s Shopping Offers

Handle With Care is now available from my print-on-demand partners, along with lots of other cute characters for Easter and spring. You can buy them on hundreds of fun products including wall art, tech accessories, clothing, stationery, bedding, kitchenware, fabric and so much more.

Here’s today’s 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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