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, 24 April 2012

Bloomin' Blogger!

Well, I'm trying again but have already lost two photos that I tried to upload, not to mention that my font and the text size keep reverting to the standard one every time I start a new line. The photos that are still on  here are moving around where I don't want them to go and my text is not sitting where I want it to....apart from that, it's great! Not.
Again, I'd like to know whose genious idea this was and why there is this obsession with changing things that are straightforward into something that is very user unfriendly. I had planned to do some more step by steps on here quite soon, but think I'll have to shelve them for the moment as I have no desire to get myself into a total nervous meltdown!
So, I'll have to make this a fairly short post just to share the few pictures that are still left here! This is a really simple card that I made on Saturday using my Steampunk Sarah stamp set - I made one of my easy frames using paper from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe - which is almost unusable....ie so good it's hard to cut up! I made it into a shaker card but used TH sprockets inside instead of the usual glitter and beads etc. 
Well it just gets worse really.  I gave up last night as I was at screaming point with this darned post...pictures moving around and completely unable to place them where I wanted, which was always a doddle with the old system. So I decided to leave it and have another go this morning. I then find that my draft post has been published (good thing I didn't type what I was thinking at the time!!!) and in the wrong typeface, pictures all over the place etc. Makes it worse that there isn't (is there?) anyone to complain to. Nightmare. Maybe someone can tell me how I'm supposed to control the pics once I've uploaded them as they just have a mind of their own.
Anyway, my last remaining photos (that blogger didn't chew up and spit out) are from the Sunday at Sir Stampalot when I was teaching an all day workshop. It was great fun and we got lots done. Lots of concentration........
and here are some of the ladies with their finished cards...
    I have more things to share, such as another technique with Glue n Seal which I tried on Saturday after a question from one of the ladies at my demonstration...I will post details next time because I just don't have the time or the computer wizardry to let me figure this out before my day is completely gone. I think I'll be posting a lot less if it stays like this...bad for the blood pressure!
Please do call back though and I'll do my best to conquer this! Meanwhile, apologies for the wonky look of this post and for the lack of much information.


misteejay said...

What a fun card - love the cogs in the shaker.

I'm still struggling with Blogger - can't understand why when I create a new paragraph it decides to ignore me and run everything into one continuous block.

Toni xx

Anonymous said...

I love your new range of quirky characters, and this Steampunk Sarah is so cool. We have all of them in the shop. What a great alternative to the usual shaker cards!I love that Graphic 45 patterned paper too.
Christina A Maze of Memories

Joanne said...

I so love this image, but you already know that. Now this Blogger problem - I don't think it's Blogger because I don't have any issues at all, I think it may be the browser you are using. Hey David, what do you think??
Hugs Joanne xxx

SusieJ said...

Loving that card Lindsay! Must get my hands on those stamps!!
I too am seething because of all the blogger changes....much gnashing of teeth going on here.
Hugs xx

Redanne said...

Don't you just love blogger? NOT. My scheduling never seems to work, too early, too late - whatever! Anyway, love Steampunk Sarah and what a great idea for a shaker card. I am with you, I have papers that I simply cannot, ever, ever cut up.......Anne x