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, 13 April 2012

A little UK blog Candy

Hello folks, I have a little Candy on offer tonight, courtesy of Personal Impressions. I was mistakenly sent two sets of the London Sights stamps by Jill Taylor and, rather than me returning one, I was given the okay to pop them on here along with three sheets of PI's Vintage Union Jack 12" x 12" paper. Update! I've just amended the candy as it looked a bit stingy! So, it is now the stamp set, 3 sheets of the PI Vintage Union Jack paper, 3 x sheets of A4 Artisan 300 gsm card from PI, 2 x London Photostrips and 1 x London Wordstrips from Darkroom Door, 2 x metal London charms and one of my cards that is featured in this month's (May) issue of Crafts Beautiful. That seems a little better to me!So, if you'd like a chance to grab them, just leave a comment on this post by Monday 23rd April. I'll pick a random winner on that date after 7pm.
The new 300 gsm white card that many of you have been asking me about is now back in stock - hoorah! Our original card became unavailable and I have been testing lots of possible replacements for quite a while now. Finally, one passed my tests! It's very easy to spot in this bright, colourful packaging, and available from Personal Impressions stockists...if your nearest store doesn't have it, just ask them to order it for you. It's perfect for using with Distress ink techniques including my favourite faux bleaching. This is the one included in the candy. I've no pictures of my latest creations to share as I've been working on magazine projects as well as working with new Darkroom Door stamps for another project that I have to keep under wraps for the moment.
Tomorrow I'll be in Card Craft, Lancaster which I'm looking forward to as there is always a really fun crowd there. I'll be using my new stamps, including the Off the Wall collection, Build a Scene range and alphabets.
If you're coming along please ignore the scratches & grazes, not down to Tara this time, but the result of gardening! I look like I've been through a thorn bush and I more or less have!
Don't forget to leave a comment to go in the draw for the Candy!

47 comments:

Happy Days said...

Wow those stamps look fab - thanks for the chance to win. I'll be getting some the card for sure!

Have a fab weekend

Claire x

Diane said...

Oh yes please Lindsay !! Put me in the hat !!

big kiss for the cats !!

hugs Diane xx

Anonymous said...

Thank you for thinking of the readers of your blog.
Enjoy your weekend.
Cheers Fi x

Sally H said...

Those stamps look wonderful, Lindsay. Thanks for the chance to win

mags said...

The stamps look great Lindsay. Thanks for the chance to win.
Mags
x

Handmade by Elaine said...

Hiya. This looks fab. Hope you and David are well.
Take Care
Elx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Lindsay, sorry I've been gone so long. Things have been difficult after the death of my mum last June. Oh those papers and stamps are yummy. My hubby has been picked to drive a bus for the Olympics to take around competitors. He's not sure when he'll go but it will be for a 3 week stint. I'd like to make a scrapbook of his time. These stamps would also be perfect for some Docrafts Card for Life cards so I would be pleased if you could put me into the draw. Enjoy Lancaster. Kym xxx

kokoclowie said...

Wow Lindsay, great offer! I finally plucked up the courage to go on the London Eye and want to make a scrap page of my bravery so these stamps would be perfect!! Fingers crossed, but where ever they go, I am sure they will be put to good use ;-)
Karen xxx

Glennis said...

those stamps look so great, please pop me into the draw.
Thanks for the chance

Joanne said...

Can't make Lancaster today because my neighbours are due home after 6months in Goa, but I know you will have a wonderful day.
Big Hugs Joanne xxx

Jenny R said...

The stamps look great, just perfect for my grandson.
Thank you for this blog candy.
Jenny x

Kimbo said...

Thanks for the chance to win these great stamps and try the new card. Really looking forward to seeing your Darkroom Door projects as they are my favourite stamps - maybe because of the tins they come in. Kim x

Oksana said...

Thank you Lindsay for this opportunity!
Those stamps look great!
Oksana
X

misteejay said...

How kind of you to give us this chance to win those super stamps.

I keep looking at the brambles that have sprung up in my garden and once the weather improves I really must tackle them - not something I'm looking forward to.

Toni xx

Sandyb said...

Thanks for the chance to win the lovely stamps. I have lots of relatives in the USA and they love to get my cards of 'little old england' as they say.

SusieJ said...

Love those stamps and papers - thanks for the chance to win them!
Good news about the cardstock too.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs xx

jenandkath said...

Hi Lindsay
Would love to have a chance of winning those stamps, they look fab
Jen

GrapeVine said...

I've just found your lovely blog and would love to go into the hat please

pearshapedcrafting said...

Hope you are having a lovely day! Sorry I couldn't make it - both my grandsons have birthdays this weekend so it's party, party!!! Hugs, Chrisx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW thanks for the chance of winning these fabby stamps, Hazelxo

Est xxx said...

Love those stamps
Hope you had a fab day at Cardcraft :-)
Love Est xx

ginny c said...

thanks for the chance to win those stamps, enjoy reading you blog.
love ginny x

Lynn said...

Love to try these stamps as they look great, thanks for the chance to win.

Lynn x

Jacqui Mort said...

Generous as always Lindsay, hope to see you and David soon

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely to get the chance to win. Thanks so much xx

Susanne said...

Thank you for the chance to win the lovely Blog Candy, all would be fab as have been asked to make some London themed cards! Thanks once again.

trish said...

How nice of you to give these stamps away. I love to read your stories about the pussy cats, you are so busy with your work and your garden it must be nice to sit and have time with them.

Carole Dixon said...

Fabulous candi Lindsay, thanks for the chance to win without taxing the grey matter!!

Ali M said...

wow..super looking candy..I would love to win ..xAli M

Anonymous said...

Who would not like these, it's so good to see a U.K.theme, my head is buzzing with idea's for this set. LOVE it. Keep up the great work.
Denise

soniajones said...

Hi Lindsay (aka have craftbag will travel) I love reading about where you travel to and what's there! Also love entering you're draws (hope that doesn't read odd!!)
see you soon xx

angie's blogspot said...

Hi Lindsay, I,m loving all things red white and blue at the moment, love reading your blog keep up the good work x

Redanne said...

I'm covered in scratches and grazes too. Spent a long weekend at my Son's digging up bramble - yuk. Lovely candy you have on offer but it would be unfair to put me in as I won last time.

karen said...

Met you at Crab Apple Crafts and was so inspired by your designs and your journalling. Would love the chance to win the blog candy as it looks fab - especially the card you have made for Crafts Beautiful !!!

sue said...

Hi fantastic candy would love to win, I have quite a few of your stamps and they are great, keep up the good work x sue x

BB Creations said...

i have just brought some of your stamps "Gwendoline " and i think they are really fantastic and are different from anything I've seen before and i love love love them

denise said...

i would love to be put in the hat too! looking forward to seeing you again at the end of may!!!!

Kath Woods said...

Love the paper. Thanks for the chance to win.

Planetsusie said...

It's nice to know that someone is out there researching the best paper for the job - I know it will save me a load of time and keep my stress levels lower!!! Thanks for your hard work Lindsay.

Another thank you from me for give us the chance to win.

Hugs Sue P. x

jan said...

I'd love the chance to win please

mini-G said...

love your new samples and you really are one of the most creative and delightful people I have done a workshop with. Yes please put me in the hat !!!
just wish I could get to Peterborough.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lindsey, It was great to meet you today at Sir Stampalot. I learnt some fab new technic's. Your Candy will come in handy for my London Moonwalk scrap page. Thanks for the inspiration :) Enjoy your day on Sunday. Debbie Maybank x

pmd said...

Hi Lindsey, thanks for all your inspiration and hints and tips, saw you at sir stampelot,had a great time.
patricia x

lindyloo said...

Linda said
saw you at sirstampalot today and wow!you really re-generated the old brain cells, the things you did with the glue and seal was FANTASTIC as well as the blending solution and stayzon cleaner technique plus the flowers were FAB,
keep inspiring us lindsay you do a great job,

Helen said...

Gorgeous candy - would love to win it!

Thanks
Helen x

Anonymous said...

Brilliant day today at Sir Stampalot. Everyone loved the tags and cards. hope you had a safe journey home, have put my name down for the next. Thanks once again really enjoyed your class and look foward to many more...
Love from your soulmate
Cheryl xx

Janet said...

Sounds like a great prize - please count me in!