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November News & Shopping Offers

Hello November! Here’s what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

Japan Holiday!

  • I am currently in Japan and won’t be back to work until 8th November. Please allow extra time for me to reply to enquiries.
  • My shops are all open with some items temporarily out of stock or limited. Orders will be shipped between 9th-12th November. Digital orders will be delivered as normal.
  • I’m sharing some photos on Instagram but for more details, join my Patreon for daily exclusive posts recapping my adventures.

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News and reminders

  • The printable calendar bookmark for November & December is free for my mailing list subscribers. Sign up here to get the download links and receive the rest of the year’s freebies.
  • All my 2019 calendars are now available at Spoonflower to sew into tea towels.
  • Surprise Boxes are still available with 8 new and exclusive items featuring characters from my 100 Day Project.
  • My Paper Craft Art Sale has lots of unique paper cut characters signed and ready for framing. They’re all just £3-£5 each.
  • I’ll be at the Etsy Made Local Christmas market in Glasgow again this year. Look out for me on Saturday, 1st December! You can join the event on Facebook for updates

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New in the shop

Current shopping offers

  • I’m not here to check but my on-demand stores have regular offers and discounts.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Kawaii Japan 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.)

Ongoing Offers

  • Free UK shipping / discounted £2 shipping worldwide on all orders over £15 in my main shop + 10% off your next order!
  • $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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