About Me

I'm a freelance artist, designer and demonstrator and have been involved in arts and craft my whole life in one way or another. I design stamps for top British company Personal Impressions, under the "Lindsay Mason Designs" brand, as well as papers, templates and other crafting products. I'm a certified Ranger Educator and my first book,"Stamping", was published in 2009. I also design regular projects for Crafts Beautiful magazine and have made guest appearances from time to time on QVC. I've recently joined You Tube under the name of LindsayMason1000 where I'm posting short technique videos and you can buy my paintings and hand crafted pieces from my Etsy shop. My work takes me all around the country demonstrating stamping, papercrafts and general inkiness! When I'm not working, I love gardening, church & community activities, nature watching, journalling, music and theatre and just relaxing at home. Email me at: ljm.design1@virginmedia.com

Saturday, 26 March 2016

The new blog

Hello all, this is really just to say that I'm concentrating on my new blog now, Lindsay Mason Designs, which you can find HERE Do pop over and take a look if you haven't visited it yet.

That will be the home of the work of my new Design Team as well as any of my own creative news and projects etc. The reason for the new blog is to showcase my new designs and the DT projects, but I've also become increasingly weary of trying to use this, my original blog, which keeps being interrupted by an ad page that blocks everything whilst I'm posting...really frustrating!

I will still put the occasional post on here, but do switch over to the new blog for more regular projects, designs and news. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, 19 March 2016

Meet the Design Team...

Hello folks, I'm pleased to announce the eight new members of my Design Team. It wasn't easy to choose the final eight as I had such a lovely response...thank you to everyone who emailed samples in to me - they were all fantastic!
Anyway, without further ado, these are the eight DT members:
Elaine Greaves
Millie Moss
Sallyann Jackson
Tracey Fairgrieve

I can't wait to see what everyone creates and I'll be sharing the DT member's blogs, FB pages as we go forward.
I hope you'll check back regularly to see what we've all been up to!

Friday, 18 March 2016

New blog...

I've just finished putting together a new blog which will be to showcase projects made using my stamps and my downloadable designs. It will also be the main place to publish the work done by my new Design Team!
It may take a while for the address to work in normal searches, but here's the link Lindsay Mason Designs blog !

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Design Team

I'm thinking about organising a Design Team for my digital images. I would send free downloads of my designs for you to use to create whatever you wanted...Mixed Media projects, cards, canvasses, scrapbook pages etc etc. I wouldn't be able to provide any other materials but you could use whatever takes your fancy. I would only ask that you create one project per month (more if you fancy of course!) and post them on your blog/FB page as well as sending me a link. If you fancy being on "my team" could you send me a few images of your work in an email and I'll be in touch. My email address can be found in the sidebar of this page. I've had quite a few interested parties already, so the deadline will be this Friday 18th March.
Meanwhile,here are the two latest digital designs that I've added....both are A4 sheets...
 The first one is "Feline Fun"and the second is "Fungi Fun"....I know....not very original titles!
Here's an image of something made by Millie Moss using my "Quirky Buildings" download....
....love what she's done with them!
Great news on the Thomas front as he is back to his old self now after his big dental operation.there were some rather worrying moments when he just refused food and became very listless but he's got his strength back and is getting back to his fighting weight now - whew!

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

More new designs...

I've been working on some more digital designs and have added a further four this afternoon...I've been struggling to work in the cold as there is a problem with my central heating that can't be sorted until Thursday.....bbbbrrrrr...I am wrapped up like the proverbial Eskimo and still frozen!
Anyway, here are the four new designs, all available in my Etsy shop

This is "Pugglie"...
 .....here is "Zomboy"
...this is "Tazzy".....
.....and here is "Jilly". Hope you like them!
And an update on my own pusscat Thomas....he's eating much better now though not quite himself yet. He's still on antibiotics and painkillers for his swollen gums, but we're getting there I think. Fingers and paws crossed!

Saturday, 5 March 2016

Digital Designs now in my Etsy shop

I've now uploaded the first of my new downloadable digital images to my Etsy shop - a bit of a mix of drawings! The "One Eyed Matador" is there, along with some other quirky characters, one or two owls and a few buildings etc. I'll be working on, and adding, more on a regular basis, so hope that you may find something that you like. The drawings have all been scanned at 600 dpi for the best resolution. They can be coloured and cut out or simply used as a panel on a card.
By the way....the One Eyed Matador has a back story as I originally drew him in my Art Journal and lots of ladies at my workshops (several years ago now) really wanted him as a stamp. As he's pretty creepy I knew that the chance of him being chosen as a stamp design was virtually nil, so he was never used. I've drawn him as close as possible to the original character...his back story is that I used to look at the light coming through the curtains in our old flat and I began to see patterns forming into this weird character! 
Anyway, do take a look and let me know what you think! https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LindsayMasondesigns 

Here are just a few of the designs....The One Eyed Matador, Percy and Wallace!

Monday, 29 February 2016

Thomas update and digital design news

Hello all, I just wanted to give an update on Thomas's progress. He finally had his dental operation on Thursday after several delays due to emergency patients at the vet's. He's now almost back to his usual self after a few days of hiding from me...obviously fearing that I was going to leave him at the vet's again! He's just coming round to the knowledge that he can eat without pain, so is making up for his lack of food over the past few weeks. The vet did several tests on him whilst he was "under" and gave me the good news that, apart from gum disease which he'll need more treatment for further down the line, he is a "very, very healthy cat" - brilliant news! What a relief!
The other item in this post title refers to something that I am working on at the moment and hope to have up and running within the next couple of weeks. I've decided to create some downloadable images (I hate the expression "digi-stamps"!) which I'll be selling in my Etsy shop. As I'm not the greatest technical expert in the World (to say the least!) I've been dithering about, wondering whether I could do it or not. However, I added a test piece today which my sister kindly purchased (!), printed, resized in various ways and declared to be fine. So, I will be adding some images to my shop over the next week or two and will let you know as soon as they are ready. I'd appreciate any feedback, suggestions about anything you'd particularly like etc...it will all help! Thanks!