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

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A slightly less manic week!

After all the excitement of last week it has been a little calmer here over the last few days. I can hardly believe that a whole week has passed since I was at QVC, where does the time go? I had a bit of a relax on Thursday, catching up with emails and calls and proof reading something that I'm working on, so, relaxing and working all in one go! Friday was back to work, making samples for this weekend's trip to Crafts U Love in Horley. Saturday we went over to my mum and dad's for a visit - overdue because of the silly deadlines of the past few weeks! Sunday was my birthday, so David took me out for a lovely lunch and then we had a relaxing evening with a bottle of red wine (makes a change from my usual tipple of lime and soda!). The last three days have been tied up with more sample making, more proof reading and coming up with some new design ideas. So, my week in a nutshell!
Below is a picture of me waving through the window of the restaurant on my birthday...it was pouring down, and David raced outside to take a quick snap! And yes, there in my hand is a lime and soda! Shame the weather was so bad, but it was a lovely day nontheless.
Thanks again for all the lovely comments, emails and phone calls that I've had this week, they have been great. I'm looking forward to meeting new people this weekend, especially Julie, as well as some familiar faces. It should be a fun packed weekend with lots going on.
For those of you further north, remember that it's Dawn's big demonstration weekend on the 1st and 2nd of August. I'll be using new stamp designs (fingers crossed as we are trying to get them all ready in time!) with a Christmas theme. My friend Sarah will be there and Leonie is coming up specially, so I know there will be lots of fun!
To finish, here are just a couple more card samples from last week. Below is "Cherry Dreaming" - a simple card for a cat lover. I just used a diamante buckle on some sheer ribbon to add an extra accent to a very simple card.The card below is for all you dog lovers (me included!). The background was just the Heritage ink pads and water onto fairly strong white card. I simply stamped and embosed the dogs onto this and added some touches of colour with my Le Plume pens and the white Inkssentials pen, which is fabulous by the way, before a little matting to complete. Easy Peasy! Take care everyone, Lindsay


Debsg said...

Love Cherry sleeping. I haven't seen that stamp before. Love your stamps.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, looks like a lovely resturant you are in, glad you were treated.
Funny I have that Cherry stamp LOL Think I may have a Mason Addiction.
Heidi who is on the Design Team with me on Moving Along with the Times works in Crafts U love, think you might be demoing with her. Hope you have a great time, Love Hazelxox

Paul B said...

Belated Birthday wishes from me too :) We must have coffee sometime now that you're on a breather haha. Just need to shift this stomach bug first as I'm sure you wouldn't thank me for passing it on. Hope all's well in your world. Love Paul xx

She said...

Hi Lindsay, Happy Belated Birthday. I'm glad you had a lovely day and you got treated to a lovely lunch and some wine later on. Hoping to see you at Dawn's Demo. I love the Cat card - beautiful. I hope you have a great time at Crafts U Love. Looking forward to seeing your new stamps. Love Sheils xxx

Joanne said...

A very happy belated birthday. Won't be belated wishes next time, that date is on my year planner now! Can't make the demo, boo hoo! We are camping at the Woodvale model aircraft show that weekend near Formby. Boys and their toys eh! nearly as bad as girls and their craft! Can't wait to see all your new stamps in the flesh so will catch up later in the year. xxxx

Sarah McCrossan said...

Hi Lovely Lindsay,
Looking forward to seeing you next weekend.
Belated birthday wishes, I am so pleased that you have had a nice day.
I better make something special for you then!
Best wishes to David too,
Love Sarah

Artyjen said...

Happy Birthday for the other day......I have a little belated present for you if you pop over to see me.

Helena said...

I love that cat card!!