Category Archives: Travel journal

Happy 2017

A very very happy New Year 2017 to everyone and I’m hopefull of it being a very good year indeed with lots of plans and ideas in the pipeline just waiting to be put into practice.

I’ve finished my December Daily which I’ll show you on Friday and I’ve got two new journal, sketchbook, planners to start too which I can’t wait to share.

On Friday the February issue of Craft Stamper is out and I’m so excited to have my own stamps featured inside. I can’t wait to see what it looks like.

For now though here’s a sneak peek.

I’ll be back in the studio on Friday so I hope you’ll come back and join me.

Happy New Year

Jaine xx

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Wednesday Update With Making Cards Magazine

making-cards

I was so excited to learn this week that the Christmas edition of Making Cards Magazine came out with a fantastic article written by the talented Clare Brown.

clare-1

A whole Three pages worth of how-to using my Town House stamps to create some stunning 3D cards. (It’s only the page opposite Dean Wilson from Create and Craft).

clare-2 clare-3

Clare has done an amazing job with my stamps and I couldn’t be happier.

Thank you Clare.

To buy the stamps for yourself you can find them here in my shop.

On Friday I’ll be back to my journal and some Autumn inspiration.

Jaine x

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Friday In The Studio And A Look Into My Travel Journal

As promised I thought I’d share a few pictures from my travel journal in my hand made faux dori cover. It was a joy to sit in the evening on the terrace with a glass of vino filling in the day.

dori open-side

journal

The planner side of it didn’t escape my doodling and in fact keeping that up daily helped me if I needed to go back a day or remember where I was for any reason. I love the little calendar with its doodles. I should make stickers out of them.

august-planner-2 sept-planner

I selected a few pages to show you not that I bore you with the whole thing.

I used water colours mostly and I took a few stickers and some washi with me too.

travel-journal-2

When it came to the photos, I knew the size and format I wanted to print them out at so I sketched a box on the page where I would eventually put the photo once I’d printed it out at home and made a small note of which picture it would be.

travel-journal-3 travel-journal-4 travel-journal-5 travel-journal-6 travel-journal-7 travel-journel

I’m very excited to plan my Christmas journal now. It won’t be too far away.

Have a good weekend

Jaine x

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Friday In The Studio

Happy Friday everyone, don’t they come round quickly?

This week has been a bit full on but I’m happy to say I’m now into a much better routine again. It’s the worst part about holidays, the routine goes out of the window and by September I’m itching to get back to normal again (what ever that is!)

I’m still dreaming of the holiday in Sicily over the Summer where we stayed on an olive farm with the most beautiful views and gorgeous scenery.

olive-grove

baglio-veccio-4 Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

New Autumn Term

Oh boy, what a Summer, I’ve so much to tell it’s untrue but I’ll save some of it for further posts otherwise I’ll be in trouble for creating a massively boring blog post.

After the pants start of the summer we had with not only the rain but really cold temperatures too (it did feel like Autumn already), we’re now experiencing an unseasonable heat wave. The weather is really bizarre. Anyway, to make the most of it I’m spending as much time working outside as possible which is absolute bliss. Long may it continue but it doesn’t make planning for Autumn and Winter easy as I just can’t get out of my Summer mode.

outside-planner Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

My Faux Dori And A Not So Messy Monday

Good morning, well it is right at this moment. The sun has been out for several consecutive days now, I’ve no idea what’s going on? It’s cardie on – cardie off!! Two weeks and I’m off on me holls in gloriously hot Sicily, woo hoo.

Before that though it’s still project doggy proof the garden and my personal get fit campaign and both are progressing nicely. We visited the fur baby (still no name) at the weekend and he’s grown a bit. He spends alot of time outside with his brothers and sisters in the sunshine which is great. Meanwhile I’ve been steadily getting stronger at the hill climb on my mountain bike and pushing myself to go ever higher and I’m happy to say it’s paying off. The morning views are the best.

fog

Anyway, back to the studio and I’ve really caught the travellers notebook bug. I’m not much of a planner person but I’m loving the fauxdori style planner keeping and the best thing is making my own cover and inserts to suit my style.

dori Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Messy Monday in the Studio

What a crazy weekend it’s been here. Saturday we visited a balloon festival which was practically on our doorstep. We’ve been to this event before in Luxembourg but that was years ago. As well as the balloon competitions they were holding a fireworks and lazer show in the evening which we definitely didn’t want to miss. It was an amazing spectacle as you can see from these pictures.

DSC_0021

DSC_0023

DSC_0026

DSC_0036

Brilliant night.

Sunday was just as full on but in a totally different way. After years of being nagged by the girls into getting a dog we finally caved in and on Sunday went to look at some gorgeous Australian – Shepherd – Collie puppy’s. It was love at first sight and we were all completely smitten by these little balls of fluff. We did decide on one though and in a little over a month this little ball of fluff will be coming to live with us. Isn’t he adorable?

puppyphoto by Kim Bruchle

I’ve decided he’s going to be my personal trainer so this morning I took my bike out into the forest for an early morning ride. Just to get used to getting up early and going out as I think that’ll be my job.

As it’s Monday it’s back to the studio and I’ve actually opened the journal after many weeks/months.  I’ve missed it but I’ve been too busy to think about painting anything. This background was one which I had already painted ages ago (just goes to show what a great idea it is just to make backgrounds) so I just finished it off with my new Houses in a row stamp and some off cuts of patterned paper.

colour houses

I hope you had a good weekend too?

Jaine x

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The Town House Stamps Are In The Shop

Woo hoo, at last they’re in the shop and available for purchase – excitement and nerves all in equal measure. They’re all red rubber and unmounted which means for the best stamping result I recommend using a sticky foam mount on the back but of course it’s not necessary. All you need is a stamping block and some stick pritt and you’re good to go. The individual houses are approx 11 x 4.5cm and the 4 houses in a row 11 x 9cm

There’s a Dutch house with the phrase ” Big City Life” that comes with it.

Dutch house stamp

A French house with “La Maison” of course,

French house stamp

A Georgian house with “Home Sweet Home”,

Georgian house stamp

A Luxembourgish house with “Chez Nous”,

Luxembourg II house stamp

A second Luxembourgish house because I couldn’t resist and the phrase “Down Town”,

Luxembourgish house stamp

and my little row of houses.

row of houses stamp

I can’t pick a favourite it’s just too hard.

To buy them they’re available here in the shop  http://shop.basementstudio.lu/ 

I do hope you like them as much as I do.

Jaine x

 

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Hand stitched travel journal

One big love of mine is making books from scratch. Often they’re hand sewn like this one which was made to take on my summer holiday in France…

travel-journal Continue reading

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail