Jaine Drake


1. Where do you live? – I live in Luxembourg in the heart of Europe with my hubby, three grown girls and a crazy dog called Cooper.
2. What influences you? – Where I live is surrounded by forest which is my main source of inspiration. Having a dog means I walk every day, mostly in the forest and it’s during these times I’m either collecting materials to work with or thinking up ideas for projects.
3. What hobbies do you have? – I love art journaling, collage art, planning and sketching as well as gardening and teaching myself to crochet.
4. Where’s your favourite place to be? – If I’m not in the forest I’d rather be on a beach somewhere. I love the sea but sadly I live in a land locked country.
5. What crafty item could you not be without? – My pencil case of drawing materials, that’s one item right?
6. Do you have your own craft room? – I’m very lucky to have my own craft room in the basement, that’s why on social media I’m known as basement gal and my business is basement studio.
7. What’s your favourite time of year? – Definitely Spring. I love the renewal and freshness after the Winter. It’s like a new start, more so than January 1st. Plus I love the bright green colour.
8. What music do you listen to? – To the dismay of my family, I like to craft with my Spotify 80’s playlist or disco blaring out! Showing my age there!
9. Do you have a claim to Fame? – Clare and I met Tim Holtz a couple of years ago in Birmingham and I went all stupid and fan girly! To be fair, Clare did too!
10. What is your day job? – I have my own company Basement Studio where I make journals, notebooks and photo albums plus I’m the assistant editor for Craft Stamper Magazine.
You can find out more about me on my web site http://www.basementstudio.lu
Jaine x
Korrie-Ann Peters
1. When did you start crafting : I have been crafting for as long as I can remember . As a child I would make miniature teddy bears , cross stitch sewing and more . I started card making as a hobby which then led to scrapbooking , making mini albums and most recently planning .
2. What craft material could you not live without : That would have to be paper , it is the base of most projects I create .
3. What is your favourite food and drink : My favourite drink would be coffee , I drink that much of it that it will be flowing through me veins 😂 . My favourite food would be spaghetti bolognese .
4. Where’s your favourite place to be : I love to be beside the sea , my mum has a caravan up north , It’s right on the beach front and I love to just listen to the waves of the sea .
5. Do you have children : Yes I have two boys Lewis (17) Derren (12) and Aimee (9) . Now I feel old saying my eldest is 17😂
6. Do you have your own craft room : No I have just taken over the whole house and my craft desk area is in my living room .
7. What’s your favourite time of year : I love Christmas , I am like a big kid but I would prefer it if it was in the summer as I hate the cold weather .
8. Do you believe in fairies : Yes I believe in fairies , they live at the bottom of my garden with the unicorns 😂
9. What is your favourite characters : My first favourite would have to be Winnie the Pooh , then it would be Alice in wonderland .
10. Why do you want to be part of the design team : I love to share my creations and to inspire others to just give it a go and just enjoy creating beautiful projects .
Liz McGuire