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June News & Shopping Offers

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

happy pencils kawaii wallpapers

News and reminders

  • This month’s free wallpaper features my new Happy Pencils pattern in 2 colours and fits computers and mobile devices. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
  • It’s Work/Life month on my Patreon – you can still join up to see my process posts, vote on new designs, download exclusive printables and get access to the Trouble Club shop.
  • My first book, The Super Cute Book of Kawaii is published next month on July 4th! Find out more, including a look inside and where to pre-order it in the UK and internationally. The ebook is only £4.99 on Amazon at the moment!
  • Due to public and personal holidays and my book publication, shipping days will be limited throughout June & July. Check my holiday information page before ordering.
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Seasonal Freebies

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Current shopping offers

  • 15% off everything in my Zazzle store this weekend with the code SUMMERTREATZ.
  • Look out for Father’s Day discounts soon on Redbubble & Society6.
  • Free UK shipping on all orders in my main shop + 15% off all orders over £15.
  • Repeat customer offer: 15% off the Stationery 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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