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November News & Shopping Offers

Here’s a catch up on what’s new, plus shopping offers and freebies.

rainbow ghosts

News and reminders

  • Buy 1 Get 1 Free on Rainbow Ghost brooches this week! Add any 2 individual colours to your cart and use the code RAINBOWGHOSTS to make 1 free. If you add all 6 colours, you’ll get 3 for free! 1 use per customer, ends Saturday.
  • I’ll be taking part in another Indie Roller market on Thursday so look out for a special offer on Christmas Essentials.
  • All 11 of my 2021 calendars are available on lots of products at Spoonflower, Society6, Redbubble, TeePublic & Zazzle. Check the bottom of this post for today’s offers and look out for some huge discounts around Black Friday on the 27th.
  • I’ve created a handy page with all the information and links for buying or making face masks (for non-medical use) with my designs.
  • Join my Patreon from $1 to get exclusive content including weekly behind the scenes updates, exclusive downloads and more.

kawaii shop

New in my shops

All orders include free UK shipping + get 15% off any order over £15 with the code 15OFF. Affordable shipping worldwide is also available.

kawaii cross stitch patterns

New Digital Downloads & Freebies

  • Lots of new cross stitch patterns with Claire Brown XStitch are available from Payhip and Etsy. Choose from 4 sizes of Ghosts, Cup of Tea & Battenberg Cake + bundle offers.
  • Get a free printable calendar bookmark for each month by signing up to my mailing list – the most recent newsletter will have the download link for November/December
  • Get 75% off all my digital products if you join my Patreon at the $5 tier.

2021 Calendars
All my 2021 calendars are available at Society6, Redbubble, TeePublic, Zazzle & Spoonflower.

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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