asking for trouble

Hello 2014

animal crossing

Well, 2014 is not off to the greatest start, since I have a bit of a sore throat/headache thing going on. I did stay up on hogmanay, but only so I could see all the countdown stuff in Animal Crossing! As you can see, it’s still snowman season too.

Normally I post some resolutions or goals for the year, but I don’t really have much. My project for the year is going to be printables – I hope to share something with you every month, but I’m not going to stick to a schedule. I also have a few fun new features I want to get going for the blog so we’ll see how that all goes. In the meantime, I’m going to start the year by sharing some of my favourite stuff from 2013. Watch this space!


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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