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, 29 June 2010

A lovely weekend

It really was a lovely weekend, meeting lots of very enthusiastic crafters and having some fun along the way. On Saturday I was demonstrating at Top Barn Crafts in Wrexham and here are just a few of the ladies who came along - though I think the young lady at the front is more interested in David taking her picture than watching me! Lol! I was inking and stamping and dyeing flowers, though the card below features spotty ones from Petaloo, along with my "Vanilla WanTED" set of stamps (no, I didn't come up with that title, just the name Vanilla for the teddy!). I stamped Vanilla onto paper from Best Creations which I also used for the matted background - I do like this technique when I don't feel like getting inky fingers! As promised to those who specifically asked me this weekend, below are two of the Distress inked landscape backgrounds for you to have another look at. I use various colours of the Distress inks for these, but a good combination is Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concorde, Pine Needles and Walnut Stain, used in that order. The snow is created by spritzing with water and removing the spatters with a tissue. The trees and snowman are painted using just water, again tissued off, before adding some details to the snowman. I hope everyone managed to re-create the trees! On Sunday we went off to Stampers Gallery in Tarleton. Another scorchingly hot day! Sue and Phil who own the shop had both been on the wars - Sue had fractured her elbow...ouch! And Phil had managed to drill through his hand....even oucher!!! They were still smiling though! As you can see below, it was a busy day....I am in there somewhere! I had another sneaky day off yesterday (how decadent!), though I did make lunch and dinner - mind you, I had to have a lie down afterwards!!! He he! It was nice to have chance to watch some tennis too. I did do a few drawings as well, but all in all it was a pretty relaxing day.
On Thursday and Friday of this week I'll be down in London for the QVC customer event, so I know that will be lots of fun - tiring but fun! Around 400 ladies (and probably a few men!) will be there over the two days, so I'm sure I'll get some good photos to share with you next week. On Friday evening I'll be getting the train to Horley for my demonstration at Crafts U Love on Saturday, which will be lots of fun, so hope to see you there if it's in your vicinity.
I notice that the number of visitors to my blog is almost 20,000 (although I only figured out how to add a counter after the blog had been up and running for months!!!) so I will be doing a blog candy once it has hit that number - possibly when I get back home. I will be glued to the men's final at Wimbledon on Sunday, but will organise the giveaway as soon as I can. No clues as to what it is yet, I shall keep you in suspense! So, I'll wish everyone a great weekend and will post details about the blog candy when I get back. Lindsay


She said...

Hi Lindsay, glad you had a great weekend! As the lucky owner of your inky backgrounds, I know how lovely they are in real life. Love the Teddy card too. Hopefully see you soon. Hugs to you and David. Lots of love Sheils xxxx

cathinka said...

Hello, Lindsay,
Have just stamped again with your 'Cherry cat' Qvc set (got ages ago)for a cat-loving friend, and used Paula's 'Mix & Match' long sentiments to go round the outside of the 'Cherry surprised' image- she'll be so pleased with a different cat card, so Thank you'!
I hope you enjoy the QVC event- and just to say 'Thanks' for this blog and your explanations of how you create your art- much appreiciated.
Kind Regards,

Joanne said...

Enjoy QVC Lindsay. I bet this one will be your best yet after your successful TSV. Hope I get a web signal when you publish your candy so I can join in. Take care.
Luv Joanne xx

Artyjen said...

Love those snowy effects :)
xoxo Sioux

Doodles said...

Hi Lindsay, glad you had a great weekend! Lindsay i just had to tell you that the TSV 10 Stamp set pack is fantastic i can't wait to get the christmas pack after seeing the beautiful everyday one i know i am going to have so much fun with them. thanks for all the hard work
hugs Sharon