asking for trouble

June News & Shopping Offers

Here’s a round-up of new and recent products, zines, printables and freebies + current special offers. I’m sharing this a day early as there’s lots of Memorial Day sales ending today.

kawaii notebooks

New & Restocked

The first few foil notebook orders will get a free matching holo sticker! All orders include free UK shipping + get 15% off any order over £20 with the code 15OFF. Affordable shipping worldwide is also available + tracked services.

marceline smith - zines & free downloads

New Digital Downloads

*Free downloads have a pay-what-you-can option – paying nothing is fine if you support my work in other ways but I appreciate any donations to help me keep creating, especially if you’re downloading multiple files.

New On-Demand & Today’s Shopping Offers

There’s a new Snail Mail design in my print-on-demand shops. You’ll find them on wall art, clothing, homeware, gadget cases, stationery and lots more. Check my print-on-demand page to see full product lists for each site.


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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