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

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Happy Christmas everyone

It has certainly been a very picturesque few days around here...hope everyone has been able to enjoy the weather with not too many problems. As you can see from the picture of the trees outside our window we had quite a snowfall overnight and even the normally mundane, suburban street views turned into a fairy tale landscape. I spent this morning doing some shopping and then had an afternoon of gift wrapping...if you are anything like me then you'll relate to the fact that the first batch of gifts look a lot more elegant and fancy than the latter ones! I start on them with all of the shimmery ribbons, bows and curls but before long I have abandoned all the frilly twilly business and am simply wrapping things in paper!

Well, I had a fun weekend up in Accrington. I was combining demonstrating with helping to make samples for the craft day hours on QVC on the 27th. Everyone who came along was in festive mood which made for a very enjoyable time on Saturday. That evening was Dawn's Christmas party and here are a few pictures form the evening... Amy (with her lovely cousin Christian) looking elegant except for her frog slippers! The dining room table laid out with cup cakes, chocolate reindeers and gingerbread houses...and here is Jacquie giving her rendition of a craft themed version of Victoria Woods's "I can't do it" which was hilarious and very clever. It was a lovely evening. The following day was much snowier but that didn't stop Joanne and her hubby from coming along as part of her birthday treats. Thank you to everyone who brought cards in for me.

Well, we are travelling to my parents' home tomorrow so are hoping that the journey won't be too tricky - think I'll take a flask just in case! So, I shan't be posting again till next year. Meanwhile, for those who I had no address to send a "real" card to, here is a little greeting featuring some of our pigeon family enjoying their breakfast today!

Hope everyone has a peaceful, restful Christmas and here's hoping that next year is a better one for us all. Best wishes, Lindsay


Hazel (Didos) said...

Hee hee we were laughing about pressies the other day too, same as you first ones are amazing then by the end its a dogs dinner!!!
Hope you have a safe journey to your Parents.
Love Hazel xox

lovefibres said...

Happy Christmas to you both. Who's going to feed those birds for the nexr few days!!

She said...

Happy Christmas Lindsay. Hope you and yours have a lovely time. My Christamas card will now be a "New Year" card, hopefully it'll be ready before it's an "Easter" card!! Take care and I'll hopefully be able to catch up with you very soon! Love S xxxx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lindsay, hope you've had a good Christmas. I'm flying high as kite as I think I was mentioned on QVC just now. Dawn and Anthony were showing Craftwork Cards Card Candy and she mentioned that she'd got a letter from a lady who visited her shop, bought some and now wants all the colours as she's got "card candyitis". I know I put that in my card so I am hoping on hope that the card has arrived - a little late as it was a halloween one so I'm not sure where it's be sat all this time - so I am hoping that by the time you see Dawn again your card should be there.

I hope you have a lovely New Year and wish you all the best for 2010.

Best wishes,

kym xxx