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November News & Shopping Offers

Here’s a news round-up with news, new products, special offers and seasonal downloads.

kawaii christmas

News & Reminders

  • Christmas is coming! If you are planning to buy gifts or cards for Christmas please order as early as possible as there are ongoing shipping & customs delays worldwide. I will not have Last Order Dates this year as it’s impossible to predict – please upgrade to a Tracked service if you are concerned about receiving your order in time as these usually get prioritised over normal mail.
  • Black Friday is on November 26th and I will have some special offers. However, don’t expect these orders to arrive before Christmas internationally. Join my mailing list to get first access.
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kawaii christmas printables & crafts

Seasonal Downloads

  • The Printable 2021 Calendar Bookmark for November & December is available now as a pay-what-you-can download. I’m not sure yet if I will do bookmarks again next year so download this one if you want to show me that you’d miss them.
  • My Christmas Pudding cross stitch pattern with Claire Brown XStitch is perfect for beginners and makes a sweet decoration. You can pick up all my patterns from Payhip or Etsy.
  • I have lots of cute printables for the season at Payhip including garlands, cards and gift tags.
  • And don’t forget my free paper craft tutorials including a Star for cards and decorations.
2022 calendars at Redbubble, Society6, Spoonflower & Zazzle

New On-Demand & Today’s Shopping Offers

All my 2022 calendars and lots of other seasonal characters are available from my print-on-demand partners on hundreds of fun products including wall art, tech accessories, clothing, stationery, bedding, kitchenware, cut & sew tea towels and so much more.

Here’s today’s offers and expect bigger ones around Black Friday.


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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