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Free Wallpapers, Printables & Activities

I hope everyone reading this is doing okay. It’s a strange and anxious time for everyone so I made some free wallpapers to keep you going.

free self care wallpapers

There’s 6 to choose from with cute self care and motivational messages. Download them from my Payhip store.

Got a lot of time on your hands, or kids to entertain? Here’s some more digital downloads, printables and activities:

digital zines

Digital Downloads

I have lots of digital files at Payhip and Etsy. There’s zines, comics, Japan guides, printables, colouring book, cross stitch patterns and more.

Free Activities

There’s also some free downloads on Payhip with activity sheets and comics & zines. Or check out the free paper craft tutorials here on my blog. Most of them are easy enough to do with kids and only need card, pens and scissors.

I’ll be spending a lot of my time working on Super Cute Kawaii, as I think cute content is a big help for everyone right now. We have 11 years of archives too – have a look at the DIY crafts, free downloads, games & apps and recipes. Or buy my book for more crafts, recipes and a quiz!

papercraft decorations

How To Support My Work

While I’m fine health-wise, I’m a little worried about paying the bills if things continue like this. Sales are very slow and it’s already been a tough year for small businesses. I find it really hard to ask for help but I have put together some links on how to support my work. Every order helps, and there’s some free ideas too.

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+ Shop Online!

My online shop has a fresh new look! I’ll be continuing to post orders until I hear otherwise from Royal Mail. There may be some delays in shipping and especially with deliveries. Please check your local postal service website for up to date information. Remember, there’s free UK shipping and 15% off any order over £15. I can send gifts direct to friends and family and even gift wrap for free.

Thank you so much for reading and please take care of yourself!


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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