asking for trouble

15th Anniversary Shop Update

Asking For Trouble turned 15 this month and my shop update is finally happening with lots of cute new things and bargain seconds. This is only the beginning too as there will be more fun anniversary stuff to come.

mini paintings

15 Original Mini Paintings

The mini paintings went on sale this morning and I really hope some have sold out by the time you’re reading this or else I’m going to run away and live in a cave. They’re all unique and come with some surprise freebies.

kawaii wooden pins

Wooden Pins

There’s 2 new wooden pins to pick up too – a bigger size Lucky Clover and a happy Planet Earth. I also finally restocked a lot of popular designs including Battenberg Cake, the blue Cup of Tea and Avocado BFFs. All my badge sets are back too!

meal planner seconds

£1 Seconds Sale & Lucky Bags

I sorted through my box of not-quite-perfect stuff and it’s all available at super reduced prices. The £1 Seconds Sale includes Meal Planners, wooden pins, Ghost pins and Apple enamel pins. There’s also more lucky bags filled with stationery, cards or badges from £1.50.

glow in the dark ghost sticker

And there’s Glow in the dark Ghost stickers too, if you missed them earlier. Find everything in my shop in the New Products or Sale sections. Most of this is on Etsy too, for my EU customers.

PS. If you were hoping for cross stitch aida fabric, it’s coming soon! You can take my little survey and help me decide what to have available this year.


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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