asking for trouble


summer fun shoes

It’s that time again – Zazzle have a big Labor Day sale this weekend (30% off shoes!) and I have £100 of commission in my Zazzle account. This means I can possibly buy two pairs of shoes! So I designed four new pairs of shoes. And now I need your help.

I am almost definitely getting the balloons and bees design above because I will never stop being amused by those shoes. What I am really stuck on is which of the other style of shoes to get.

Cakeify and Friends Teatime shoes

Cakeify and Friends?

Or happy suns and sad rain clouds?

sun and rain shoes

I can’t decide! I also made some pretty vintage flower ones but they were never really in the running. Please tell me what you think I should get.

And if you want to save some money at Zazzle this weekend, just use the code LABORDAYSALE at checkout. It’s good for 30% off shoes, 20% off bags, 10% off tshirts and mugs and an enormous 60% off aprons! (Code works on accounts only, but they ship worldwide)


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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