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Halloween News & Offers

It’s officially spooky season and I have some new ghosts in store and Halloween offers.

Halloween mystery bag

Halloween Stationery Mystery Bag

Do you dare to open this spooky cute bargain bundle of kawaii stationery? This time I’m keeping the contents a surprise but you’ll get my new card (see below), a washi tape sample and limited edition foil stickers and sticker flakes that aren’t available anywhere else.

Pearlescent Kawaii Cards

New Pearlescent Cards

Most of my cards have been reduced to clear as I want to make them more fun and special. My Boo! Ghost and Happy Birthday in Space are the first redesigns, now printed on pearlescent card for a lovely shimmery look.

Ghost Paper Doll

Ghost Paper Doll

There’s a fun new Halloween printable to make your own Ghost paper doll, complete with his favourite things to hug. You can make one just for play, or use the extra sheet of ghosts to make a garland, place cards or gift tags.

glow in the dark ghost brooch

25% off Halloween!

All this month, if you buy 3 items from the Halloween collection, you’ll get 25% off them all + a free foil sticker (while stocks last). That includes sale items too! No code required – it’s applied automatically at checkout.

Coming Soon…

2020 is still being 2020 and so a few new things I planned are running late, but they’ll be worth the wait. Glow in the dark Ghost brooches are almost gone and won’t be back in this style but there are 2 new glowing brooches in production that might just be even cuter.

Look out for new cross stitch patterns for Ghost, Battenberg Cake & Cup of Tea soon too. We’re having a lot of fun stitching the Ghost in neon and rainbow, plus there will be more than one size of chart.


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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