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, 7 December 2008

Chilly weekend catch up!

Well, it's been a chilly old week here! At one point it looked like my saturday demonstration might be cancelled as the roads to Holmfirth were closed due to snow and ice. Thankfully all was clear by yesterday, so the show was back on the road! Here I am, busy at work getting some last minute samples made before the customers arrived.

"Hello!" to all the ladies (and gentlemen!) who came along and I hope that you're using the things you bought and not just looking at them! Below is just one of the cards which I made on the day. As you can see, it features the little penguins again, but I just wanted to share the idea of making a tall slider card with you. This card stands up nice and high, but it folds absolutely flat and will fit inside a DL envelope with no trouble.

Notice the lovely 3D snowflake from K&Co...these have been so popular, so if you see any on the shelves - grab them as they are like gold
We survived the drive to and from Holmfirth...it is a truly scary road with impossibly sharp corners, inclines and no barriers beside the sheer drops....lovely!!!

Today we went to Redesmere again, but this time were armed with loads of stale bread. The lake was a sheet of ice apart from the edges where most of the birds were congregating to be fed. The man who runs the hot food stand said that it was only the second time in four years that the water
has frozen. The larger birds looked very comical as they skated across the surface, but we did feel sorry for them - their toes must have been painfully cold! I tried to get a good picture of the Gulls who were very impressive with their mid flight bread catching skills. They are much too fast for a digital camera, though I liked the way this one had the vapour trails from the planes in the background! Redesemere is in Siddington which is a few miles from Alderley Edge, so if you live anywhere within reach it is well worth a visit.

It is now time for another cosy evening! I shall be adding details of the Making Cards workshops after I complete this post and will be putting the Topaz workshops schedule on as soon as they are confirmed. Dawn and her team are still very busy moving everything from the Mill to the studio, so it may take a day or two longer to get the details.
I hope that you have all had a great weekend with time to craft, relax and enjoy good company somewhere in the mix! Till next time, Lindsay


Hazel (Didos) said...

Gosh you have been busy. We missed the really bad weather this time,boo hoo. Love the penguin cards. Do you write the text yourself? It looks fab, take care Hazel xox

Lindsay Mason said...

Hi Hazel, yes, I write the words using "stick and dot" writing. Just do quite bold letters with the fine point of a Le Plume pen, then use the other end to add a dot to the points of each letter. It's surprisingly effective and is perfect for whimsical cards. Glad you like the penguin cards...they are fun to make! Hope you're well, Lindsay x

Debsg said...

Love your tower of penguins. Hope to see you at Topaz next year. I can vouch for the stick and dot writing - Lindsay demonstrated it at Topaz earlier this year - and it really is very easy and sooo effective.