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December News & Shopping Offers

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

Etsy Made Local

News and reminders

  • I’m at the Etsy Made Local Christmas market today in Glasgow from 11am-4:30pm. It would be lovely to see you, plus I will have lots of bargains.
  • My printable calendar bookmark for November & December is free for newsletter subscribers + free Japan Snacks wallpaper too. Sign up here to get the download links and next year’s freebies.
  • If you’re buying for Christmas, please check my last order dates. Most countries need to order in the next week.

new products

New in the shop

Current shopping offers

  • 10% off all orders over £15 in my Etsy shop until Christmas.
  • 25%-50% off everything in my Zazzle store all weekend.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Christmas 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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