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May News & Shopping Offers

Happy May! Here’s all my latest news, plus downloads, calendars and special offers.

kawaii ghost brooches

Halfway to Halloween

It’s officially 6 months until the spookiest day of the year so there’s 3 for 2 on everything in my Halloween collection until midnight on Monday. That includes all types of Ghost brooches, plus stickers, cards, stamps and the return of free Trapped Ghosts, Just add any 3 products to your cart and the cheapest one will be free, no code required.

Asking For Trouble shop

News & Reminders

  • My main shop has had a refresh with a new look, clearer descriptions and more helpful features. Have a look, and 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.
  • If you like newsletters, there’s a new weekly Super Cute Kawaii newsletter starting next Sunday. Sign up now to get it.
kawaii stickers

New in my shop

may wallpapers

Digital Downloads

  • May’s cat is wearing a daisy crown and there’s a new set of mobile wallpapers. Get them in your inbox monthly by joining my mailing list. Don’t forget, you can also buy the full year of wallpapers or a printable calendar set with full page planners.
  • 2 more older zines have been added as free/pay-what-you-can downloads: Kawaii Japan (about my first three trips to Japan) and My 2019 Favourites (18 pages of lists). If you’d like me to make new zines, consider adding a donation.
  • There’s also plenty more free & paid zines + printables, craft patterns, colouring pages and more Find them on Payhip and Ko-Fi.

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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