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New! Pocket Notebooks

pocket notebooks

Now that the surprise boxes have been shipped off to their new homes, I can start adding some new products. First up are these cute and colourful little pocket notebooks featuring kawaii patterns I’ve created this year.

Colourful Little Ghosts Pocket Notebook

I’m always looking to add affordable little things to my range and these notebooks are just £4 each and small enough to fit in your bag or pocket. Perfect for notes on the go, journalling or a sketchbook.

Ice Cream Cones Pocket Notebook

There are two designs to choose from at the moment – Colourful Little Ghosts and Ice Cream Cones so go pick up your favourite from my shop or Etsy.


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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