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October News & Shopping Offers

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

Etsy Made Local Christmas market in Glasgow

News and reminders

  • I’m delighted to announce I’ll be at the Etsy Made Local Christmas market in Glasgow again. This year I’ll be selling on on Sunday 1st December – hope to see you there!
  • I’ve revamped my freelance website. If you need any help with Shopify, design work or anything else fun, have a look and get in touch.
  • It’s Cosy Home month on my Patreon – you can still join up to get exclusive content including posts and printables + wallpapers and access to the Trouble Club shop.
new products

New in the shop

All prices include free UK shipping + there’s 15% off any order of £15+

kawaii halloween crafts

Seasonal Freebies

  • Get ready for Halloween with my free Halloween crafts and printables.
  • This month’s free wallpaper features a string of happy Teru Teru Bozu with options for both computers and mobile devices. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link.
  • Download my free printable calendar bookmark for September & October featuring a back to school pencil and cute spider (really!). Sign up to my mailing list for the download link or you can buy the whole set.
kawaii t-shirts

Current shopping offers

  • Buy 2 t-shirts to get 15% off or 3 to get 20% off at Redbubble today.
  • 15% off everything in my Zazzle store this weekend with the code MAKEITYOURSZ.
  • Free UK shipping on all orders in my main shop + 15% off all orders over £15.
  • 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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