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, 13 March 2009

Party Night

Last night was party nght at the Dawn Bibby Design Studio and we had a very busy evening with lots of demonstrations and a make n take for all the guests to enjoy. There was mulled wine, cakes and Brenda had made delicious cookies too. I was sat adjacent to my buddy Sarah who was creating lovely acetate cards with the latest Hero Arts stamps - we thought we might get chance for a bit of a chat, but we were just too busy! At the right here you can see Jj manning the till and being kept very busy!
As you can see, I had got into the spirit of things and made a floral creation to wear....as the idea of everyone wearing Easter "bonnets" had been mentioned. Well, I made one but nobody else did! Oh well, I wore it regardless! The red nose was just for the photos as we just couldn't breathe properly with them on, and all sounded as if we had streaming colds, aside from nearly passing out from lack of oxygen!
Lots of Dawns' regular customers were there, including Serena pictured here holding just some of her purchases....my new clear stamps. Serena is a really keen crafter and always brings a sense of fun when she comes along to my workshops...remember the homicidal rabbits?!
The next photograph is of Paul Browning who I had not met before, so it was lovely to see him - do check out his blog which I have put a link to in my blog list (the artsiders). The ATC entitled "Aspire" which you will see there, is now in my collection as Paul kindly presented me with it last night - thank you Paul! Many of you will know Paul through his workshops at Topaz, he's very talented and a lovely person too.
The final picture is of just some of us wearing our noses...yes, we were wearing red noses - it wasn't just the effect of the mulled wine! Clockwise from the top left we have Jayne, Laura, Dawn, myself and last, but definitely not least, the lovely Sarah. Jj was selling raffle tickets and raised over £200 for Comic Relief.
I promised that I would add some step by steps for making the owl card with the inked trees, and will definitely put them on after the weekend. So, please do check back for this next week. I hope everyone who bought my new stamps is having fun with them - I'd love to see pictures of what you come up with, so do email them to me.
Tomorrow I shall be at Stampers Gallery in Tarleton, near Preston (details are on my demonstration diary list) so do come along if you are in the vicinity! I'll have some new photos by the end of the day I am sure! Have a great weekend everyone and come back soon! Lindsay


Hazel (Didos) said...

Very fetching red noses. I think it may have been the wine!!!LOLOLOL
Your hat looks fabby, well done. Hazelxo

Paul B said...

Haha Eeek!!! A picture of me. Thanks for that Lyndsey :) You'll have to email me then I can send you the photos I took

Helena said...

Lovely noses!!!