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

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Calmer and Karma

Hello to all my friends and any new visitors who are reading this. The wonderful Hazel at Didos Designs (link below on m blog list) included me in her Karma award list:
"The Karma Award:These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award."
Thank you so much Hazel, it's appreciated, and something of a coincidence that Karma happens to be my absolute favourite product from Lush! I am supposed to pass this onto eight like minded blogs...I always hate this bit as I don't like picking one blog over another. I am so busy at the moment that it will be a couple of days before I nominate eight bloggers...but please don't be offended if you aren't included!!! Btw, Hazel has put some of her beautifully made ATC's as a Candy on her Blog - do check them out.
The "calmer" part of this post is that I could do with being a little calmer at the moment! I must admit that I absolutely "lost it" yesterday (which I rarely do) when it took me over an hour to find a few stamps that I needed and I had to completely re think a few projects because I was spending so long just searching for things. It's all down to lack of space, but I got so frustrated that I really went a bit mad!
Today I decided to spend my time typing up instructions for the projects that I have already completed as a break from making the ones that are still on my agenda. So I have been curled up on the sofa with my laptop typing away. It takes as long, if not longer, to write instructions as it does to create the projects, as it's not always easy to put something visual into words. Still, I got quite a bit done, so I am feeling a little calmer this evening, though very tired after a lack of sleep last night. Whenever I am working to tight deadlines I find myself tossing and turning at night as I keep going over ideas in my head. Hopefully I'll be able to tell you what I'm working on before too long!
Well, I just have time to do one more set of instructions before dinner, so I had better get cracking! Take care everyone. Lindsay


Doodles said...

Hi Lindsay, I can understand how busy you must be and got a sence of that from your post, I just had to come over to your blog and say 'Thank You' It was so very kind of you to take the time to Visit my new blog and to leave me the message you did. I lack confidence in my own ablities like many crafters i guess , and to hear a positive comment about some of my work from someone i admire is very much a confidence booster thank you for taking the time and thank you for making me smile.

I love your designs and wish you further success with them in the future.

Have a great weekend
Sharon xxx

Paul B said...

We all have days like that Lyndsay, thats when chocolate can help!!! :D Looking forward to seeing what you're working on. As for Lush (heavenly shop) I'm a Blue Skies & Fluffy White Clouds guy. I get some of my best ideas whilst in a bath scented with this bath melt. Hope you have a FAB weekend and aren't too stressed. Huge hugs