Hello! I’m Marceline Smith, an illustrator, blogger, designer and zinemaker based on the West Coast of Scotland, working under the name Asking For Trouble.

Originally trained as a printmaker, I found a new outlet for my love of colour and pattern by designing a range of handmade and printed products featuring my cute and colourful characters. I started Asking For Trouble in 2007 and have been working full-time on my creative projects since 2008.

Starting with doodles from my sketchbook, I work them into characters, designs and patterns in Illustrator. I create my own range of products, including cards, notepads, letter sets, badges, tote bags, gift wrap and more. I also license my designs to companies internationally, where they appear on everything from mugs and iPhone cases to shower curtains and bedding!

My work is very much inspired by Japan and my visits there – I love the mix of happy kawaii characters on every corner juxtaposed by the traditional patterns of kimono and chiyogami paper. Most of all, my aim is to make you smile!

  • Joined: August 2014

Journal

Free Wallpapers & Calendars for January

I’m sharing free wallpapers and calendars on the 1st of every month in 2016. January features my sweet Snowflakes and you can find calendar and patterned wallpapers for laptops, tablets and mobiles, plus a printable planner too! / You can download them all from my website
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Free Desktop & Mobile Wallpapers for December

Every month in 2015 I designed free desktop and mobile wallpapers with one of my characters and here’s the last one! December’s wallpapers feature my sweet Snowflake. There’s desktop versions with or without calendars and mobile wallpapers too. / You can download this month’s and all the previous months’ wallpaper too from my Free Downloads page.
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Free Desktop & Mobile Wallpapers for November

Every month in 2015 I’m designing free desktop and mobile wallpapers with one of my characters. November’s wallpapers feature all three of my cute gingerbread cookies. There’s desktop versions with or without calendars and mobile wallpapers too. / You can download this month’s and all the previous months’ wallpaper too from my Free Downloads page. You can also sign u…
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Free Desktop & Mobile Wallpapers for October

Every month in 2015 I’m designing free desktop and mobile wallpapers with one of my characters. October’s wallpapers features a very mischievous ghost that’s been trapped in a jar – don’t let him out! / You can download this month’s and all the previous months’ wallpaper too from my Free Downloads page. You can also sign up to my newsletter to get the new…
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