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Low Stock & Discontinued Products Alert!

I’m heading into the last week of orders before I close up for my Christmas holidays so stocks are running low. Some items won’t be back until sometime next year, and others won’t be back at all, so get them while you can. Do note that some of these are split across my shop and Etsy so if it’s out of stock on one, check the other site!

enamel pins

Enamel Pins

At the time of writing, I have just 6 Peapods and 5 Fried Eggs left so this really is your last chance. It’s possible I’ll being the Peapods back but I’d like to do a couple of new pins first. There’s still plenty Ghosts available, plus loads of Fried Egg seconds & weird Mt Fujis.

silver shimmer ghost brooch

Silver Shimmer Ghost Brooches

I’m also down to the las 5 Silver Shimmer Ghosts. These are limited edition so won’t be back, ever. With these limited editions, there’s always a long period where no-one really buys them and then as soon as they sell out, lots of people are upset that they missed out. Don’t be one of those people, get one now!

kawaii snowflake ornaments

Snowflake Ornaments & Cards

Snowflake ornaments are almost gone – there are no white ones left and only one holographic glitter. They may be back next Christmas, but no promises. Cards are also running low so don’t bank on picking them up on sale.

gingerbread man gift wrap

Cookie Cute Gift Wrap

I run out of this every year and usually manage to panic-reorder in time, but this year it’s too late to bother. I have a handful of sheets left that are available as gift wrap sets. I can also include a sheet or two in the pick and mix pack, but only if you request it. This will be back early next year.

kawaii rubber stamps

Polymer Stamps

Stocks are pretty low for all my stamps and the orders tend to come in waves so any character could disappear without warning. There’s only one Ghost left but I’ve added a few seconds that still print perfectly. All of these will be back early next year.

kawaii fabric coin purses

Coin Purses

I only have one or two of each coin purse design left. The new Mt Fuji is sold out, but will be back next year. There’s still a clearout sale on some designs that will not be remade (you can still make one yourself) – Cakeify and Bread Slice are already gone.

christmas shipping dates

As a reminder, last orders for Western Europe and USA/Canada are TOMORROW, the UK has until next Thursday and then I’m closed until 5th January 2018.


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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