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February News & Shopping Offers

Hello February! Here’s what’s new this month plus shopping offers and freebies.

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News and Reminders

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Seasonal Freebies

Pancake Day is on February 13th this year and Valentine’s Day on the 14th so plenty time to make some Pancake cards and decorations with my free tutorial. There’s also lots of cute desktop & mobile wallpapers and comics & zines free for the taking.


Current Shopping Offers

  • Free UK shipping / discounted £2 shipping worldwide on all orders over £15 in my main shop + 10% off your next order!
  • 25% off everything in my Zazzle store through Friday with the code ZAZZSITEWIDE + check the site for new offers throughout the month.
  • Free shipping on 5 Year Diaries & my Kawaii Japan paperback at Lulu today with the code SHIPIT2018.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Valentine’s Day collection! Just login and check the cart page for the code. (How do you become one? Place an order in my shop and you’ll have the option to create a customer account for exclusive monthly offers.)
  • $10 off your first order at my Society6 store with this link.
  • 25% off any 4 small vinyl stickers from my Redbubble shop or 50% off any 10!
  • 15% off any 2 mugs or spiral notebooks from my Redbubble shop.
  • 50% off your first personalised card at Thortful with the code TTSHUVNO.
  • More ongoing offers can be found on my Special Offers page.

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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