asking for trouble

Last Chance To Order!

All you last minute shoppers really don’t have much time left until I stop taking orders for 2017.

christmas shipping dates

With the current delays with mail, I am now recommending you order by 11am on Wednesday for the best chance of Christmas delivery in the UK. I will still do an extra post run on Thursday – the official last posting date – but that’s up to you if you want to risk it.

Kawaii 5 Year Diary

I’ve added a few more bargains to my shop including the last ex-display – but perfect! – 5 Year Diary and some slightly flawed – but stamp perfectly! – Little Ghost polymer stamps.

2018 Calendar postcards

My shops will remain open over Christmas and New Year but I will not be shipping again until January 5th 2018. All orders will include a free 2018 calendar postcard or badge to make up for the wait.

If you’ve already done your shopping, you’ll be glad to hear I have some fun blog posts lined up for the next weeks.


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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