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

Friday, 14 November 2008

Some new cards...

Well, I waited and waited for the daylight to arive yesterday so that I could take some good photos of my cards in natural light, but it remained dark and dreary all day! Pretty much the same again today, so I have had to use the flash after all - the pictures have come out okay anyway.

The card on the left features new papers from the K&Co Christmas Cheer Speciality pad...aren't they lovely and rich? I used "Peek a Boo Kitty" (Funstamps FM200) and added a die cut hat from the Carol Wilson Jingles range. The greeting is hand written with a Marvy Le Plume pen - use the fine point to write and then the brush point to add a dot to the ends of each letter.

The card on the right is a sliding pop up card - great to fold flat for posting. This uses red card stock along with K&Co Swell Noel paper. The stamped image is Funstamps "Mistletoe Penguins"( FM203) coloured using Marvy Le Plume pens with Personal Impressions fine glitter in Blue Black added to the penguins using a glue pen. They look as if they are in their best bib and tucker! It's odd why we all colour penguin beaks and feet in orange when they should really be grey, but I guess they are dressed up for Christmas!

No stamped image on this card, which features baubles cut from the K&Co Christmas Cheer Speciality paper pad and layered onto the fabulous reindeer paper from the same set. I simply added some burgundy ink swiped around the card edges to tie the colours together.

Finally, on the right is a cute card made using "Peek a Boo Puppy" (Funstamps FM210). I've coloured him using a waterbrush and Le Plume pens and layered him up. I also stamped him onto Christmas Cheer paper to get the stripey effect on his hat. The presents were a mixture of images from Swell Noel and ones which I made using rectangles of paper with paper strips as the ribbon. Notice another terrible pun for the greeting!

Well, there are more pictures, but I'll add those in seperate posts. I'll be busy next week preparing for my trip up to Scotland but will hopefully get chance to get on here at some point! I'm off to Brighouse tomorrow morning, to Embsay crafts, so do pop along if you are in the area as I'll have these cards, and more, with me, as well as those lovely papers and embellishments to show you. Till next time, happy crafting! Lindsay


Hazel said...

Ahh the Peek A Boo~Kitty is fab, I am in love with her!!! Anything with cats is horded by me!!! Argh! The other cards are fab too, Hazel xo

Horners Corner said...

Hi Lindsay was great to meet you today and thanks for letting me be cheeky!!!