asking for trouble

Work in Progress

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My little August holiday is over (PS. my 10% discount ends soon!), but I had a good break and I’ve also finished tons of exciting things from my to-do list! I wish I could share but almost all of them have parts somewhere in the mail system that I am impatiently awaiting. No doubt the postman will bring them all on the same day and I will expire from excitement.

While waiting for the slightly less exciting delivery of brown cardboard, I have been setting up some paper cutting templates for my first planned product. As you can see, I’m trying to make the best use of each colour of card, which makes for some strange patterns. I’m also highly amused at how fat my Cookie looks without his icing! Awww.

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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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