Welcome to Asking For Trouble, a range of cute, colourful and useful stationery, accessories, craft supplies and gifts featuring original kawaii characters by Marceline Smith, author of The Super Cute Book of Kawaii.

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  • Hello! I'm Marceline

    I'm the designer & owner of Asking For Trouble, based in Helensburgh, Scotland. My original kawaii characters are inspired by everyday life and my travels around Japan.

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  • Printables, Zines & Freebies

    I have a range of free and paid digital and printable products too including zines, Japan guides, colouring pages, craft patterns, activities and more.

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Print On Demand Products

I also license my characters and patterns to print on demand sites including Redbubble, Society6, Spoonflower, TeePublic & Zazzle. They offer a huge range of products including wall art, clothing, homeware, gadget cases and stationery. Below are some recent additions or read more about print on demand.