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, 24 January 2010

The busiest time of the year

I know, it's been over a week since I posted.....dreadful! Still no new photos to share at the moment either, but it really is the busiest time of the year and everything that I'm working on is under wraps for now. I will take some pictures at next Saturday's demonstration though, so will have some images to make this blog look more interesting! I'll be up in Carlisle at Heart of Craft, which is in the town centre, using my favourite Distress inkpads, alcohol inks, grungepaper, stamps....and a few other bits and pieces! Hope to see some of you there - especially Helen who sent me a beautiful card this week...thank you Helen, it was a lovely surprise!
I got my belated Christmas gift from my sister Heather this week - check out her blog if you didn't see the pictures and guidelines as to how she created the Guardian Angel lantern which is now hanging from a ribbon in a corner of my bathroom (I know it seems an odd place to put it in, but it's the most relaxing, and least cluttered room here!). I have to say that it looks even better in "real life" and is a very special piece of work...I keep saying this, but she is getting just too good!!!
Well, as Dawn mentioned this on her show on Wednesday, I can say that I'll be going back onto QVC in February. What is more is that it is going to be a really special craft day with lots of very special guests including Tim Holtz and Suzie Weinberg. First of all is the big three day trade show, so I am snowed under with making samples for the workshops and demonstrations that I'm doing there...I always really look forward to this show as it's extremely busy and I get to spend time with all the people that I rarely see. Then straight after the show we will be travelling down to London for QVC, so I am also making lots of samples for that too. I'm not allowed to say anything about what is on the shows, and I don't even know everything that is on, but I can say that I have been using some great products this last couple of weeks! It's really going to be a cracking day!
I'm also working on more stamp designs and pulling my shoulder (which I did on Friday....by sneezing - I kid you not!) has not helped! Ah well, these are the little obstacles that life throws up and they just have to be worked through.
Thank you so much for the emails that I've had since my last post (that sounds ominous!) asking if I was okay - they are much appreciated. Yes, I'm fine, just too many things to do and only one pair of hands! Lindsay


Artyjen said...

I shall look forward to the QVC day....nice to think there might be some new CHA stuff from
T!m ;)
xoxo here's to meeting your deadlines!

She said...

Looking forward to "seeing" you on QVC - sounds like it's going to be a great day. Hope the shoulder is feeling better. Take care and good luck with your deadlines xoxo S

Hopefully be in touch soon.

Joanne said...

Oh Lindsay! not a bad shoulder. I can empathise totally with that. Depending on what you've actually done to it dictates how to get it better but I guess that keeping it still may not be helping at all. I am so sorry for you. I'll come and cut some card for you and pack all your samples. Ooh! not at all, of course I won't peek at all the new goodies - not half!!!!! Luv xxxx

Gez said...

Take care Lyndsay. Sounds like you've lots of yummy things planned.:) Good luck with your shoulder. Looking forward to joining you for the fairy doors class in March at Dawn's. :D