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, 26 February 2012

A Darkroom Door Candy

I have a lovely Darkroom Door Candy on offer today, courtesy of the lovely Rachel Greig. Rachel left us some great kits when she came to Stitches and I have a set of two available here. All you need to do is to leave a comment on my blog between now and the end of February (this Wednesday) to be in with a chance of winning. I'll draw one name on Thursday 1st March. If you add a link to your own blog that would be appreciated! One pack is a complete kit, with instructions, to make a "Love Letters Accordian Book". It includes Wordstrip, Photostrip and Photochips from the Love Letters collection, as well as cardstock,lacy ribbon and Idealogy findings. The other pack has cardstock, Photostrips, tags, mesh and string for you to create anything you'd like from. Really lovely packs that I'm sure you'd enjoy using. Thanks Rachel!
I've been enjoying the lovely Springlike weather and yesterday was a really bright, sunny day if a little chilly. Great natural light for all the colouring I'm doing at the moment. Here's one of the cards that I made yesterday using one of the Gorjuss stamp sets that I'll be demonstrating at the Leigh crafts show this coming weekend.
I'll be on The Stamp Hut stand, so hope to see some of you there - do say hello if you are coming along. I love this image of the wistful girl and the soulful owls. The word is from the same wordstrip that's included in the DD candy. They're really handy to have, for odd words or to make up random phrases. The backing paper is a new MME one - I do like the MME range which are such good quality.
Yesterday morning I went into the village to do some errands and the local Church grounds were carpeted in crocusses - wished I'd had the camera with me. I had a wander along the paths and then went inside the Church, lit a candle and sat quietly for half an hour. The sun was streaming through the stained glass and it was so still in there. It really gave me an injection of peacefulness and positivity. It reminded me that we all need to take some quiet time out sometimes.
When I got back I spotted Thomas sitting in the field behind the house. As soon as he saw me he came bounding back and leapt over the fence (no going under for him!) before going for a little walk up the lane with me. I'm sure he thinks he's died and gone to Heaven after living rough on the suburban streets of Manchester!
I got a large box through the post from Personal Impressions (all the canvasses and other stuff that I couldn't carry back with me from the show) and a certain someone, called Tara, decided that it had been meant for her.... ......as you can see! She loves every box or bag that lands on the floor and immediately has to claim it, but this one really tickled her fancy!
Well, that's the end of my coffee break so I had better carry on with those cards for next weekend now! Don't forget to leave a comment to have a chance to win the DD kits!


Artyjen said...

Cat's just love boxes don't they?! Cute ;)
xoxo Sioux
P.S. Thanks for the chance to win a DD kit...how cool.

SusieJ said...

LOL a cat in box! Max (our lab/collie cross) has to inspect every bag and box that come into the house too. He's a bit too big to actually get in them though!
Love the card - a very soulful image indee.
And thanks for the chance to win some DD goodies!
Hope the rest of your weekend has been peaceful.
Hugs xx

Glennis said...

Our cats always loved to get into boxes, and also big paper bags!
How lovely of you to have this candy, I have only one set of her stamps, and love them.
Sounds like you have settled well in the country. Hope to see you at the Extravaganza again this year

Susanne said...

Good job you noticed that the cat was in the box. Love your card and colouring in, so different from your usual style of distress inks etc. Thank you for the chance to win a DD Kit - would love to play with it!

Happy Days said...

LOL @ the cat in the box! Too cute. Beautiful card and thanks for the chance to win some candy.

Added you to my sidebar.

Claire x

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely to see you again at NEC Lindsay and a great candy offer too. Love Thomas so much he is cute. Love Cynthia x

Elaine said...

Glad you've been enjoying some spring weather. Love DD stuff - thanks for the chance to win!

Ann said...

Aw how cute is Thomas!! Thanks for thechance to win the gorgeous DD goodies Lindsay.....Love your gorjuss girl too!!
Ann xx

annemarks said...

Cute card and cute cat! Thanks for the chance to win blog candy :)

mags said...

Lovely card Lindsay and cute cat too. They just can't resist boxes can they. Thanks for the chance to win some lovely candy.

Helen said...

I have a Thomas cat who comes running to see me as well! So special... Those DD kits look amazing. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

suzieq23 said...

Cute kitty! they are certainly a "cheap date"! Thanks for the opportunity to win a fantastic prize from Darkroom Door.

Joanne said...

Oh Tara is so funny. Glad Thomas is having fun too. Despite my leaving a comment, please don't enter me in the draw for the candy. I reckon I have had more than most.
Hugs Joanne xxx

Oksana said...

Wow, what wonderful candy! Thank you for the opportunity Lindsay!x

Redanne said...

The Gorgus girl is just that - gorgeous. Thomas is one cool cat! Our daffodils are coming up in the garden and look so cheerful even on a dull day like today. Would love to win some Rachel Greig candy. Not sure how to do a link but my blog is http://bollyanne.blogspot.com/ - mine is not quite as professional as yours though but would love you to have a look.

Joanne said...

Pop over to Crafting Buddies for a little goody for you.

jenandkath said...

Love the Gorguss girl card. Thanks for the chance of winning such great candy
Love Jen xx

Clai01 said...

Hi Lindsay
Just to say i love the stamps you design and have quite a few, my favourite has to be the castles set, had fun making two new home cards from them, so glad to find your blog.

Liz Black said...

Love your work ... and your cats ... lol ! Keep up the great projects and thanks for the lucky draw too! Fingers crossed ... ; )

soniajones said...

we've just had to say goodbye to my Mum's cat Bogie and it's sooo sad, her other cat Smokie is also sad it breaks your heart but we know she's in cat's heaven with all the other 'loved cats' and on a brighter note I LOVE RACHEL GRIEG xxxx

angie's blogspot said...

aww glad your going to Leigh, last time I saw you we did a altered mirror, it was a couple of years ago, but enjoyed being in your company x

JoZart said...

Hope I'm not to late to add my name. Glad I popped in via Paul in Artsiders and lots to see on your blog.
Will say hello at Leigh on Sunday.... have a good show,