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December 2023 Recap

Here’s a look back at my month in photos, blog posts and books. December was really tiring as I packed in a few days out during the busy shopping season and made an entire advent calendar of craft projects but also had a lovely Christmas break to rest up at the end.

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  • Rainbow nacreous clouds in Lossiemouth – the most incredible thing I’ve ever seen!
  • My favourite advent make – a pompom reindeer (see all 24 here!)
  • Winter Pusheen Box was an absolute delight – see review below.
  • Christmas Helensburgh in the rain – with our tree, Douglas.

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This month’s blog posts

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Other Things I Wrote

I’ll be back soon with my end of year recap, 2023 achievements and some plans for 2024.


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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