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Summer Holiday Patreon Projects

July was Summer Holiday Month on my Patreon so let’s have a look back at what I was working on. It was quieter than usual as I knew I’d be busy with my book promotion and London trip.

Happy Mail

happy mail

I picked up some fun things in London for my happy mail patrons including Noodoll stickers, space-themed temporary tattoos from the Maritime Museum and some kawaii memo sheets from ARTBOX.

day and night postcard

There were also exclusive day/night postcards, Apollo 11 mini print, 99 ice cream badge and both my limited edition bookmarks for The Super Cute Book of Kawaii (and an optional signed bookplate). The badges can be requested from my pick & mix offer and the extra postcards & prints will be added to the Trouble Club Shop soon (patrons of all tiers get access).


sunny days wallpaper

The wallpaper this month featured an old pattern I’d made with Amaziograph that I’ve called Sunny Days. I tidied it up and turned into a real repeat pattern and I think it’s really cute! I’ll also be sharing this with my mailing list on Friday – sign up to get it.


kawaii ice cream printable bookmarks

There were two exclusive printables this month – triple scoop ice creams for bookmarks or notelets and a colouring page with ice lollies.

kawaii ice lolly colouring page

Exclusive Posts

I also wrote some posts about my book and trip that are exclusive to patrons:

New Designs & Products

Kawaii Motivation at Society6, Redbubble & Zazzle

Not much new work this month but I added some of my motivational designs to my on-demand shops and worked on a new freelance portfolio site. The financial support from my patrons helps me spend time on projects like that.

Sorry you missed out on all this?

You can join the Trouble Club any time to get access to the wallpapers & printables archive and the Trouble Club Shop, plus you can read all the old posts and see what’s happening in Japan Memories month. The upcoming August rewards will be shared this week and have a Spooky Autumn theme!


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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