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Surprise Box & New Products Preview

Since the end of my 100 Day Project, I’ve been very busy choosing my favourite characters to turn into products. Lots of new things will be released this Friday so here’s what to look out for.

kawaii characters book

100 Days Surprise Box & Book

My third surprise box will be filled with 8 new items featuring my favourites (and yours!) from my 100 Days of Kawaii Characters. The main item is a little book containing all the characters so you can look back on the project. It will be £10 for over £15 worth of products, 4 of which are exclusive to the box.

kawaii vegetables badges

New Wooden Brooches & Badges

Another item in the box will be one of my 5 new wooden brooches, which will be revealed on Friday. They’ll be available in the shop too, along with some new badges. These vegetables aren’t in the box – they will join my 5 fruit badges so you can pick and mix your favourites. There’s also 2 new limited edition characters coming for Halloween: Rainbow Ghosts and Spiders!

kawaii paper art

Paper Crafts Art Sale

I have been promising this for at least a year, but I finally glued together all the leftover pieces and mounted them on coloured card ready for framing. It’s your chance to get an original piece of layered paper art, and they’re all signed too. There’s quite a lot of them so I’ll be keeping prices low.

Want first access?

I’ll be releasing the details in stages: my Trouble Club on Patreon will get first access at 9am BST, my newsletter subscribers at 12pm BST and everyone else at 2pm BST. The last surprise boxes sold in 48 hours so everyone who wants one should get one, but to be certain, sign up for early access. I may have a few extras of the exclusive items, but I can’t guarantee it.


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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