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

Sunday, 30 November 2008


Don't know how it is where you are, but it's freezing here! Kendal was cold too, but looked lovely with a frosting of powdery snow on the hills. "Hello" to Dorothy...I am putting a picture of the garden shelf card especially for you as a reminder of how it looked. I'm sure that you will manage it with no problem though! This card uses Funstamps FM197 (Gardening Shelf)...I added a die cut from the Carol Wilson range in the left corner (this was to cover a mucky mark...but don't tell anyone!)
I was also using Iris folding stamps by the very talented Anna Stemplewska (Google her name to find lots of great samples of her cards) which are really easy to work with, relaxing to make and create great cards, especially if you use larger card blanks. Here is a wedding card made using
Personal Impressions stamp P1481P. I used pearlised paper for the strips and just matted the image onto an 8" x 8" card, wrapping a ribbon around and adding a floral embellishment. Some gems and glitter added the final flourish.
Finally, here is a fun card using the Carol Wilson "How does your garden grow?" range. I used a Personal Impressions template for the apron shape, adding plain old garden twine instead of ribbon for a rustic look!
Despite the cold we have been out and about today. I don't always have Sundays free, so when I do, we like to visit the large car boot sale and market that's also a nice little drive out...wished I'd had my camera as the countryside looked like a fairyland this morning with the frosted trees and mist over the hills. We also made a discovery as we followed a sign that announced "good food this way"...the cold had made us unusually peckish! When we rounded the bend we came upon a huge lake that was home to waterbirds of every description. There were people with loaves of bread surrounded by honking geese, squabbling ducks, moorhens and swans. Thankfully, the catering van which was the source of the advertised good food, also sold bags of bird seed, so I was able to join in the fun of "feeding the ducks" which I think is a national pleasure. Hot chocolate and sandwiches went down well too...for us, not the ducks! We'll be going back there for sure - armed with stale bread! I think that moments like this are all the more enjoyable when they are surprises.
Well, after seven hours of walking around out in the chilly air it is time for a snuggly evening in with a beef curry to look forward to...lovely! Keep warm everyone. Lindsay


Hazel (Didos) said...

Wow sounds like a great day, mmmm Hot Chocolate and sandwiches out and about, fab. Its cold here too but not as frosty today (Thank Goodness) Love the cards never tried iris folding before but might give it a go sometime,, Hazel xo

Lindsay Mason said...

Thanks Hazel - do give the Iris folding a try. It's nt something that I get time to do a lot of, but, when I do, I always find it very relaxing. Yep, we had a lovely day - doing lots of walking is a welcome change from all the sitting down that my job usually entails! Lindsay x

Lesley said...

I love the garden shelf! Sounds like you had a fab day! xx