asking for trouble

Press Week

I’d like to say this was all part of some amazing PR plan but it’s sheer random luck that I’ve had four press features this week, including my first national magazine. The Official Jacqueline Wilson magazine is not something I’m known to purchase but my Breakfast Letter Set looks right at home with all the other cute stationery in this spread.


My wooden brooches also got a nice feature in TodoKawaii, a Spanish site posting far too many cute things.

And finally (the fourth one was Wish, of course!), Chrissy at Paper Kawaii posted up an origami tutorial for a triangular box which uses my origami paper pack. Check out the video below and you too can make a Cutie Fruity Friends box!


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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