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March News & Shopping Offers

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

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News and reminders

  • My digital zines and printables have all been moved to Payhip (and some are on Etsy). Check this blog post for more information.
  • Custom Stamps Week #2 will be happening from 15-23 March including some new designs to preorder. More details soon.
  • I created a free paper craft cats tutorial at Super Cute Kawaii (see below)
  • I’m taking part in March Meet The Maker over on Instagram for the third year running. Hopefully I can think of enough new things to talk about!
  • I’ve restocked some of my newer products at 3 lovely shops in the UK – Hannah Zakari (Edinburgh), Lighthouse Lane (Haworth) and Ippuku Tea House (York). Go visit!
new products

New in the shop

freebies for march

Seasonal Freebies

  • There’s a new free printable calendar bookmark for March & April. Sign up to my mailing list for the download link or you can buy the whole set.
  • This month’s free wallpapers feature my Spring Flowers pattern in two colours for desktop and mobile. Again, they’re free for all newsletter subscribers (and my Trouble Club patrons who get them first). Sign up to either – or both – for the download links.
  • Pancake Day & St Patrick’s Day are coming up and I have a free paper craft tutorials for cards and decorations featuring my Pancake and Lucky Clover characters.
kawaii notebooks

Current shopping offers

  • 50% off cards, coasters, kitchen towels, laptop sleeves and notebooks in my Zazzle store today with the code ZAZGIFTS4YOU.
  • 25% off + free shipping on art prints, tapestries and posters at my Society6 shop today.
  • Free UK shipping on all orders in my main shop + 15% off all orders over £15.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Springtime 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.)
  • 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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