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Sale & New Lucky Bags

I’ve been sorting out my stock to clear some space so there’s lots of great bargains up for offer.


I’ve added some new things to my sale section and also lowered some prices for older stuff. There’s brooches, pins, zines, paper cuts, fabric and stamps, and none of this will be back (except the Pineapple, who’s getting an upgrade). Prices start at just £1.50 with most brooches/pins at £3.50, all with free UK shipping.

New Lucky Bags

Or pick up a lucky bag instead! These new bigger bags cost £7 (with free UK shipping) and are guaranteed to contain 1 notepad, 1 wooden or acrylic pin/brooch, 1 enamel pin (seconds), 2 cards (no envelopes) and 1 badge.

You also get bonus items that could include wrapping paper, gift tags, zines, patches, stickers or writing paper/notelets.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

This week only, buy any 4 sale items (including lucky bags!) and the cheapest item will be totally free. No code required – it will be discounted automatically at checkout.


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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