asking for trouble

Special Offer & Rewards on Patreon

I haven’t mentioned my Trouble Club on Patreon recently because things have obviously been a bit weird now I’m in lockdown. I’ll catch up on some recent things soon but it’s a good time to join as I’ve got a special offer and some exclusive rewards you can’t get anywhere else.

kawaii motivation postcards

Special Postcard Offer

I currently have a special offer for everyone who joins the $5 tier before May 1st. As well as all the usual rewards, you’ll get a free postcard in the mail from me featuring my self care/motivation characters and a personal message, sent anywhere in the world.

kawaii motivation postcards

Trouble Club Shop Update

I will finally be adding some new things to my Patreon-exclusive shop, which both $1 & $5 patrons can access. There will be a few postcard packs and I hope a new add-on Happy Mail package with some activities and other fun treats.

Animal Crossing

Digital Rewards

My sister and I are making a little Animal Crossing zine which will be free for both tiers. I’m also working on a lockdown list zine, though I might not publish it until lockdown is coming to an end. I also have plans for embroidery patterns (and maybe more cross stitch patterns too!) that patrons will get first.

More Rewards

Join from just $1 to get an unlimited use 15% discount code for my main shop and read my weekly catch up posts. Upgrading to the $5 tier gets you all the $1 rewards plus a huge 75% discount for all my printables, Japan guides & zines.

How Patreon works

To get the postcard and discount codes, you need to join my Trouble Club before the end of April (next Thursday) as Patreon charges everyone on the 1st. If you join after, you still get access to the shop, exclusive posts and some digital rewards.

Can’t afford to join?

You can still follow along for free. You won’t get any of the rewards but I do make some of my posts public. Also, some wallpapers and printables will be shared with my newsletter subscribers the following month or added to my shops. You can also take part in my Surprise Mail Swap and I will send you something fun.


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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