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, 30 August 2009

New look

I finally figured out how to download a fresh background for my blog as you can see. It took me a while to choose, but this one matches my text colours, and it's a touch grungy so it suits me fine!
I had a brilliant day at Handmade Heaven in Chorley yesterday; it was so busy that customers could hardly fit in the shop and everyone was very enthusiastic which makes it all worthwhile of course. I was demonstrating the Sakura range and had some converts to the Superpoint pens which look really boring until you realise just how versatile they are - they include an eraser pen which is the "secret weapon" in the box. I was also signing my new book which was fun. So, hello to all the ladies, and one or two very patient gentlemen, and I hope that you are having great fun with your new pens, stamps and books! Congratulations to the two raffle winners as well - I had the honour of drawing the tickets, so blame me if you didn't win!
If you haven't already taken a look at my sister's new blog, do pay a visit - she will be adding more pictures of her wonderful art work soon. Well, that's all for the minute. Had a busy morning so we are going to relax for the rest of the day now....lovely! Lindsay
PS Matthew, our traumatised pigeon, is doing really well now. His tail is coming on a treat and he is coping with his one healthy leg just fine, even managing a few pecks and wing batterings at the others who are after "his" birdseed. What a trouper!


Penni said...

Love the new look.


Paul B said...

OMG WooooWWWWWW what a fantastic design! Look at you getting all technical and learning how to decorate your blog :D Love love love it! Glad you had a great day yesterday. I may not always comment but I read and enjoy every post you write :)


craftyheather said...

Thanks for a great demonstration yesterday Lindsay, it was a fantastic day and I can't thank you enough for all your effort.
Your new look blog looks great!

Thanks again

Handmade Heaven

Doodles said...

Hi Lindsay.
Your blog is stunning loving the new look very pretty.

Hope this new week ahead is full of fun and laughter for you.

love Sharon

Eiglas said...

Hi Lindsay!
Lovely to meet you today - what a surprise it was too! LOL!
I finally got baby Ada off to sleep at 8:30 and have, after four days, managed to catch up on some of my blogging so logged on to yours!
Fab blog - and I really like your new background too - it suits!
Take care & speak soon Chuck!
Here's one of my own Ada digistamp cards. The other character is Lola.

Heather said...

Well, Lindsay, I'm impressed - you've picked a lovely background for your blog. Now you better tell ME how you did it so that I can go find something more interesting for mine! :o)

Heather x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Locve the new look, Ain't been about the last few days as had the flu. Sounds like you were really busy with the weekend stuff. Ohhh must buy the book when I recover from paying the road tax!!! LOL
Off to make ATC's today for a Sept swap and the theme is my fav stamp. Only prob is I don't know which "Cherry the Cat" One it it!!! I seem to have quite a collection of them now! Decisions decisions!
Take Care Love Hazelxoxox

Artyjen said...

Great new look!

Sarah McCrossan said...

Love the new look Lovely Lindsay,
Glad you had a nice day yesterday in Chorley. I nearly made it as well, however when the rain started I think it would have been too much for my little scooter, I stayed in with Nana and Granddad instead!
Catch you next time,
Love & hugs to David too,
Sarah xxx