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

Friday, 2 April 2010


Hello all, just a reminder that I'll be in the craft shop within Strikes Garden Centre at High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire tomorrow from 10am-4pm if you are in the vicinity. There's a coffee shop, so you can always park the non crafters in the family for half an hour!
I also wanted to share something which I was told about yesterday by a very nice man that I spoke to about my phone bill yesterday! I often have to ring those 0845/0870numbers which, even though I have a phone plan which includes free calls, I have to pay at least 10p per minute for. They appear on the bill as NG which stands, apparently, for "non-geographic". What the companies who use these numbers don't tell us is that there are alternative, ordinary ones that we can dial and will not cost an arm and a leg - especially when they are normally the ones where we have to hang on in a queue for twenty minutes or press this, that or the other button to actually speak to a real person. So, I checked it out and, yes, I could get through with no problem. If you want to find the cheaper (or free, depending upon your phone plan) then go to http://www.saynoto0870.com/, look at the top left where it show "search for an alteranative number", click that and then type in the number the number that you would normally use and a list will come up of the alternative ones. I already got a free number for rail enquiries and one to get straight into the queue to speak to an advisor instead of pressing seventy two buttons first! I also got a new number to call my bank for balance enquiries which normally costs me 10p per minute. Sorry if I am giving old news here, but I had never come across this before and the lovely man I spoke to yesterday said that the companies don't want us to know because they are making so much money with the 0845 system. No point in lining their coffers I say!
Well, I have done my samples for tomorrow and David has made me an egg and bacon sandwich and a coffee, so I am going to go and enjoy that now. Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter break...shame the weather is typically Bank Holiday'ish! Lindsay


Joanne said...

Excellent bit of info Lindsay. Many thanks. I shall make a note of that and make sure DH uses it!! Can David make me a bacon and mushroom barm please??

She said...

Hi Lindsay. Long time no see! Hoping to rectify that tomorrow! Just checked with Bry, he knows where the Garden Centre is and not too far away! So coming for lunch and a little catch up with you too! It's been way too long! I'll try and bring some ATCs to swap too! Hopefully see you tomorrow! Love S xxxx

She said...

Hi Lindsay! It was great to see you again yesterday. I have been playing! I've got very inky fingers!! Love the stamps and I've had great fun creating backgrounds! I've just blogged the ATC I've made. Thanks again for all the inspiration. Hope it's not so long next time! Love S xxx

cathinka said...

thank you for the 0845 info, and for the lovely blog, Lindsay- much appreiciated.
was good to see you on your 1st qvc airing- well done, and I hope we see more of you and your stamps and examples there too-
lots of thanks,
cathy g