asking for trouble

February News & Shopping Offers

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


News and reminders

  • My Patreon has had a refresh and is a fun way to support me and my work, both with Asking For Trouble and Super Cute Kawaii + zines, printables etc. Have a read and consider joining – it starts from just $1 to get exclusive content including behind the scenes updates, exclusive downloads and happy mail in the post.
  • Product prices will be going up soon in all my shops because of increased shipping & Brexit-related costs so get the lower prices while you can!
  • When that happens, there will be 2 new vinyl stickers too.
  • I’ll also now be able to offer tracked shipping services, both in the UK & internationally, for only a small extra cost.
  • I now have a Ko-fi shop with pay-what-you-can digital downloads. I appreciate even small donations so I can keep making more.
  • 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.
new kawaii products

New & Restocked

All orders include free UK shipping + get 15% off any order over £20 with the code 15OFF. Affordable shipping worldwide is also available.

kawaii valentine's day gifts
Pillows and mugs from Society6, Redbubble, TeePublic & Zazzle. Aprons from Redbubble.

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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