End Of Summer Workshop

I hope everyone has had a good summer despite the mixed bag of weather which seems to have affected all corners of the world. As I’m writing this I’m about to fly off to Italy for two weeks for some sun sea and sand.

When I get back I’ll be getting ready for our next workshop and I can’t wait. We’re back to making a mini album again to keep the memories of Summer fresh in our minds and this time it has a bit of a twist. I’m not sure if any of you have caught the travel journal/planner craze but I’m totally hooked. If you want to know what I’m on about you can see mine on my blog at Basement Studio  So I thought We could make a mini album in the style of a travel journal and as usual we’ll be using a kit which includes everything you need to create the project from start to finish. All you’ll need to bring are your summer photo’s preferably small ones, for example square 6 x 6cm so you could print lots on one A4 sheet of photo paper.

The workshop will be held on Saturday 24th September in the Keispelt Creche as usual and is a whole day from 10am to 5pm. The cost of the whole day workshop with kit will be 30€ and for more information about how to secure a place just send a mail to either Lena Koch at lenakoch@hotmail.de or Jaine Drake at  jaine_drake@hotmail.com”

Have a good rest of the summer and I’ll hopefully see you soon.


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Saturdays workshop

I’m getting ready for the workshop on Saturday. We’re a small number again but that’s ok as I know we’ll have fun, what could be better than a day with no responsibilities just messy fun?

As usual there will be a kit but there are one or two things it’ll be necessary to bring with you;

1-2 photo’s regular size for the frame,
a wide paint brush for spreading gesso and glue
some background stamps and ink
a cutting mat, knife and ruler

I think that’s it, anything else and I think we’ll manage with what we’ve got in the cupboard.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday at 10:00 at the Keispelt Creche as usual.


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Workshop May

It’s almost time for another workshop, the next one is on Saturday 28th May. It’s another full day 10 – 18:00 but is divided into two parts.

For the first part we’ll be making some Artists Trading Cards using some simple mixed media background techniques and hopefully we’ll be able to swap them too.

atc jaine 2

The second part will be to create something from nothing – well almost. We’ll use ordinary cardboard to make a picture frame.


As usual there’ll be a kit included and the price is 30€ for the day. We’ll have the usual “pot luck” style lunch and who knows if the weather is good we could even make it a picnic.

To secure your place send an email by 15th May to me at jaine_drake@hotmail.com or Lena lenakoch@hotmail.com and we’ll send payment details.


Wir werden einen „ mixed media Hintergrund“ erstellen

und ATC’s ( artist trading cards) gestalten.

In freundlichem Ambiente verbringen Sie zusammen mit  anderen Kursteilnehmerinnen einen kreativen Tag. Sie erhalten einen „Kit“ zum Preis von 30€.

Zum gemeinsamen Mittagessen soll jeder sein Essen mitbringen.

Der Kurs wird geleitet von JAINE DRAKE.

Anmeldungen bis 15. Mai 2016 mit Vorauszahlung.

       Lena Koch:    lenakoch@hotmail.de

       Jaine Drake:  jaine-drake@hotmail.com

Hope to see you there.


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Back to Scrapping with a new workshop

Hello there everyone. Will someone put the brakes on a bit, where did January go already?

I hope you’re all fired up for a new season of workshops starting on March 5th in Keispelt  where we’ll actually be holding two workshops during the day.

The first is in the morning and we will be Making Embellishments From Scratch. We’ll be using paper, fabric, and other bits and pieces to make little embellishments and flowers which can be used on all sorts of projects. Cards, scrapbooks, gift wrap, you name it.

In the afternoon we’ll be putting together a Scrapbook Page Layout and for anyone who attended the mornings session, they’ll have the opportunity to use their embellishments. Of course there’ll be plenty in the kit to work with even if you didn’t do the embellishment course.

The courses are 15€ each which includes a kit of materials and to sign in you just need to send either 15€ for one workshop or 30€ for the whole day to;

Jaine Drake BIL LU03 0024 1027 5420 0000 communication: March workshop and let me know which workshop you’d like to join if you’re only signing in for one.

As usual if you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me jaine_drake@hotmail.com

I hope to see you there



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Dates for 2016

A very happy New Year to you all. I hope you had a good Christmas and didn’t over indulge too much.

We’ve now got some new dates for 2016 so take a note.

March 5th – A whole day of workshops which this time will be divided into two. In the first workshop we’ll make embellishments which can be put on layouts, cards or used on any of your papercraft projects. The second workshop will be a whole layout and you can use the embellishments you’ve already used.

May 28th – A whole day of mixed media fun with lots of painting and mess making.

September 24th – A summer themed mini album to keep all those memories.

This weekend 8th – 10th January is the Creative Expo at the Foire Luxembourg. I think this gets bigger each year and it’s right on our doorstep.

Finally, I’m offering a 20% discount in my online shop until the end of January using the code BS20JAN16 and of course if you pick up from the shop you don’t pay any delivery charge.

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Happy 2016 and I hope to see you all soon.

J x

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New Shop Open



After months and months of talking about it and planning it I’m happy to say my little on line shop is now open.

We’ve all the brands you’re familiar with and we’ve also got some kits too. I’m hoping to be able to put together lots of different kits to go with the workshops we do.

The shop is here;

shop banner


and this is my new blog http://www.basementstudio.lu/

Hope to see you there.

Jaine x


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The last workshop before Christmas

We’ve taken the decision to cancel this workshop. Sadly we couldn’t fill the class but I hope we can do something similar in the future.

We seem to be speeding through the year, Halloween is upon us and Christmas has arrived in the shops already.

Our last workshop for this year will be on the 21st November and of course we’ll be looking to get in the Christmas mood.

We’ll actually be having two workshops in one with card and tag making in the morning with Katherine then a Calligraphy class in the afternoon with a guest teacher.


Both classes include a kit and we’ll have our usual pot luck lunch at half time. The day workshop is 30€ and to secure a place you need to pay into the usual account below by 6th November.

Jaine Drake

BIL LU03 0024 1027 5420 0000 communication: November workshop.

For any more information please don’t hesitate to contact me at jaine_drake@hotmail.com

See you soon


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