Let me introduce myself. I’m Jaine Drake, wife, mother, grandmother and mess maker from Basement Studio in Luxembourg. I’m an illustrator and graphic designer creating designs and products for the craft sector. I make greetings cards and books which I sell through the Basement Studio shop.
I’ve been creating in one form or another since I was a child, first learning to knit and sew from my grandparents, drawing, painting and making scrapbooks to satisfy an eclectic longing to just collect pretty papers.
Self tought in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, I now love to combine a passion for sketching with graphic design to create cards and personalised gifts. I design stamps and stencils for crafting and offer a personalised stencil cutting service too. I make notebooks and hand bound photo albums which make beautiful gifts when filled with wonderful memories.
I’m very proud to have been published in Beads and Beyond magazine, Sewing World, Scrap 365, Making Cards and Papercraft and more recently Craft Stamper magazine where I also held the position of assistant editor.
In the Basement Studio online shop you can find craft materials, hand bound notebooks and photograph albums. In the Made to Order section you’ll find cards or bespoke albums and much more.
If you’re local you can find me occasionally at craft markets or teaching workshops in Luxembourg.