asking for trouble

I’m Back!

ueno park

Hope you missed me! I had an amazing time in Japan, but I’m also really happy to be home, especially since the weather is so nice here.

I have loads of stuff to share from my trip, but first I need to finish unpacking my purchases and go through all my thousands of photos. Which includes a lot from my visit to the bunny cafe!


My shops are back open for business and all outstanding orders will be shipped today. If you’re waiting on a reply to an email, I will get to it as soon as I can, but it may be another week or so.

There’s still time to enter my giveaway too!

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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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