asking for trouble


I’ve decided to take a little break from social media and blogging this month. I always feel guilty when I’m not working and coming up with new things but sometimes you just need to reset – and February is a great month for hibernating. Shop orders will still ship as normal.

heart stickers printable

There will be at least one post a week here as I don’t want to stop any of my regular series, plus my usual posts at Super Cute Kawaii. If you miss me, I’ll be over on Patreon sharing exclusive stuff like these printable heart stickers. My updates there have really helped me a lot, both to see how much I actually achieve each week, and to realise that I like to think things through before I push ahead.

And don’t worry – no major changes are coming! There’s just so many things on my long-term to-do list and I need some time to look at everything so I can make plans for the next few months and get to work. See you soon!


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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