asking for trouble

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The Scotsman

In a daily national newspaper, no less. I had given up all hope that this article was ever going to be printed but here it is today in The Scotsman, complete with an unnervingly large photo of me. It is all rather exciting though and you can read the whole thing right here. There’s also a few unused photos I got from the photographer over on my Flickr, if you want to have a nosy at my bookshelves and my glue collection.

I don’t have much else to share at present as I’m currently awaiting the arrival of about 700 pieces of mail, thanks to strikes, general Royal Mail incompetency and bank holidays but there’s lots to show soon!

In the meantime, I have added a few things to the shop, including a prototype Jammie Dodger mug and, (I’m sorry) Christmas cards. Check it all out!


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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