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Springtime Mantelpiece


It really is starting to feel like spring is here so I decided to change up my mantelpiece display to more of a springtime theme.


That of course means lots of bunnies, including one hiding in the daffodils.

Paperchase Easter Bunny nesting dolls

And my Easter Bunny nesting dolls (from Paperchase)

Cloud light and bunnies

But it’s still a Scottish springtime with clouds and snow. My snowman lights stay up all year round as they’re the perfect brightness.

Easter Garland

Here’s how it looked last year! My free printable Easter Bunny garland is still available to download if you want to do some decorating.

lucky clover paper cut tutorial copyright marceline smith

Or make a few Lucky Clovers with my free paper craft tutorial and celebrate St Patrick’s Day too.


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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