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February News & Shopping Offers

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

News and reminders

kawaii sale
  • My January Sale has been extended into February with up to 30% off 50+ products, many of which are being discontinued. All orders include free UK shipping + there’s 4 for 3 on all sale items!
  • Get 20% off my new 2019 Favourites zine with books, games, TV shows, films, holidays, achievements, purchases, blog posts and lots more. Use the code NYHMJTT6I0 until Monday evening.
  • Valentine’s Day (& Galentines/Palentines) is coming up soon! Shop my collection for cute gifts, cards and wrap.
  • Join my Patreon from $1 to get exclusive content including weekly behind the scenes updates, printables & wallpapers and more.
printable 2020 calendar bookmark

Seasonal Freebies

  • Download my printable calendar bookmark for January & February featuring my Ghost hugging a cup of coffee and Valentine. Sign up to my mailing list and read the most recent newsletter for the download link. You can also buy the full set.
  • If you’re feeling crafty, I have a whole series of free paper craft tutorials for all the upcoming holidays including Pancake Day, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day & St Patrick’s Day.
There’s lots of new products in my Society6 store

Current shopping offers


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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