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Shop News: Summer Sale, Seconds & Shipping

My Summer Sale will be ending soon so here’s some updates on further discounts, flawed seconds and the return of international shipping.

summer sale

Summer Sale

I’ve reduced some prices even further in my Summer Sale with some cards and brooches now just 50p, stamps from £3, and foil notebook seconds from £2. I’ve also added some new products including pocket notebooks from £1 and even a little discount on signed books. Many of these products will go back to full price in September so don’t miss out.


Seasonal Chart Magnet Seconds

I have loved all the hot weather this summer but my studio is an oven and sadly a big batch of UK Seasonal Fruit & Vegetables Magnets got warped. I’ve ordered a new batch but the others are available at a tiny 50p for the set. They still look perfect and work okay but you either need small magnets for the corners or to spend some time flattening them back into shape.

shipping costs

International Shipping

As promised, international shipping is now available again including tracked services. While the costs are quite high for parcels, most of my products are very light. You can check the weight of your order on the Cart page so it’s easy to add & remove items until you’re happy.

Customers in the 27 EU countries still need to buy from my Etsy shop instead to pre-pay the new VAT charges.


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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