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Shop News

Sorry I haven’t been blogging as much as usual this month. My cold is still lingering and there’s a lot going on. I had so much anniversary stuff planned but I have told myself that it’s my anniversary for a whole year so I don’t need to do it all now. Anyway, here’s what new in my shops.

craft fair zine digital

If you haven’t picked up me and Claire’s craft fair zine yet, The Other Side of the Table is now available as a PDF and ebook too. They both include some bonus content and are just £2 (+VAT in EU). Check my shop for all the links – plenty print copies available too.

new kawaii skies badge set

Hopefully most people have received their surprise boxes now and I can start revealing a few things. Everyone found one of these Kawaii Skies cloud badges inside and now the set is available in my shops. You can match your mood to the weather outside!

halloween ghosts badges

I’ve also added a badge set for my Little Ghost and his Evil Twin! These are limited edition just for Halloween so don’t hang about. I’ll be putting a free ghost badge in all Halloween orders too.


As always, you can pick and mix your favourites instead, either as badges or fridge magnets!


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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