Weekend Wrap Up

Cheer up cookie, it could be a lot worse!

Thanks for all your orders this week – it’s all been a bit crazy, and there’s still lots of deals to take advantage of. I did find some time to bake some cookies, which turned out pretty cute! More on those soon.

Current Shopping Offers


  • Many of the Black Friday offers I posted yesterday are running all weekend, so I’m only posting new ones below.
  • 15% off almost everything in my shop today and tomorrow with the code BLACKWEEKEND15. Follow me on social media for Monday’s offer, which will be for free shipping worldwide!
  • 40% off all my posters today at Redbubble including 2016 calendars.
  • Starting tomorrow, there’s 20% off everything + free worldwide shipping at my Society6 shop! I know I’ll be making a purchase or two.
  • On Monday there’s free shipping worldwide at Spoonflower.
  • Repeat customers get 15% off all Cookie Cute products. Just login and check the cart page for the code. There’s also 15% off your next order for everyone.

News and Reminders

glasgow etsy made local

NEXT SUNDAY I’ll be selling at the Etsy Made Local market in Glasgow. You can see the full line-up of 60 stalls and also join the event on Facebook.

5 Year Diaries are now available to order for Christmas delivery.

Last order dates for Christmas delivery begin as soon as Thursday so get your orders in.

last orders

Posted in Sales & Offers

Black Friday Offers

I do a lot of my Christmas shopping on Black Friday. If you do too, and fancy picking up some of my products, then here’s all the offers I can find.

Black Friday 2015

At my own shop there’s 25% off almost everything (excludes diaries, cross stitch kits and stickers) with the code BLACKFRIDAY15. It starts NOW and ends at midday tomorrow, so you all have plenty time to shop.

Lucky Bags - available now in limited quantities!

You’ll also find new Lucky Bags, which cost a mere £5 and include £10-£20 worth of cute stationery, cards, brooches, badges and more.


At my other stores, there’s 15% off everything in my Etsy shop with the code BLACKFRIDAY2015, 20%-40% off selected products at Not on the High Street and 15% off at my DaWanda shop. No code required for the latter two and all 3 run through Monday.


My on-demand partners also have offers. At my Zazzle store there’s up to 65% off with the code ZAZBLKFRIDAY. You can check all the discounts here.


Over at my Redbubble store, there’s 35% off kids apparel and 20% off everything else with code BF20.


At my Society6 store there’s a buy more, save more offer, which is good if you’re buying a lot, and also includes free shipping worldwide. If you’re planning a smaller purchase, I might hint to you that you’d be better waiting for Monday…

Posted in Sales & Offers

2016 Calendar Magnets & Postcards

2016 Calendar Magnets - 5 A Day

Sorry for all the product posts this week – I haven’t had time to write any of the other posts I had planned. 2016 calendar magnets are finally in my shop for those of you who collect them. I only have a handful though so don’t miss your chance.

2016 calendar postcards

There are also postcards, which are handy for pinning to your noticeboard, sticking in your journal or sending to friends. They’re just £1 each and I’ll also be putting them in free with larger orders, while stocks last

Posted in News

Cookie Cute at Zazzle

I think I may have permanently damaged my shoulder from the endless repetitive cut and pasting, but finally all my gingerbread characters are available at my Zazzle store, just in time for Christmas! There are SO MANY THINGS that I’m just going to have to pick out a few favourites.

cookie cute table runner

If you fancy giving your dining table a gingerbread theme for Christmas, there’s almost everything you could need including table runners, placemats, napkins, plates (plastic and paper), coasters, mugs and towels.

cookie cute ornaments

There’s decorations too, with each of my characters featured on these fancy ornaments and plainer ceramic ones that can be customised with a date or name on the back.

cookie cute gift tags

I’ve got gift wrapping covered too with cute customisable gift tags, cards, ribbon, tissue paper and rolls of gift wrap that has much more affordable shipping for those of you in the US.

cookie cute journal

Stationery fans can get all my characters on pocket journals, spiral notebooks, mousemats and even pens.

cookie cute ipad sleeve

And there’s tons more stuff too including mobile, tablet and laptop cases and sleeves, lunch boxes, necklaces, lamps, blankets, t-shirts and more. Go see it all!

Zazzle have some awesome deals lined up for Black Friday weekend with up to 50% off already with the code BLACKFRIWEEK.

Posted in On-Demand News

Snowflake Ornaments

snowflake ornaments

Look what’s new – snowflake ornaments for your Christmas tree! I had this idea after making last year’s cards and have been admiring my test cut piece since the Summer. I finally sorted out the packaging so you can buy them in two sizes.

Small Snowflake Ornament

Each snowflake has been laser cut from thick white acrylic. I was a bit worried they’d be really fragile but they’re quite sturdy and should last you years. They come with a festive bit of striped twine for hanging and packaged with a card and envelope for gifting. Go get them!

Large Snowflake Ornament

I posted a preview of these on Instagram last week and was overwhelmed by the reaction so I have probably vastly under-ordered these. If you don’t get one of this batch, don’t worry as more are on their way!

Snowflake Ornaments

Also, a couple of people asked if I would be making brooches, but I’m not sure they can go any smaller. I will be trying one more prototype so…maybe?

Posted in Creative Work, News

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I'm Marceline Smith, the designer and owner of Asking For Trouble. I make illustrated stationery, accessories and gifts using my cute characters inspired by Japanese kawaii.

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