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, 18 January 2013

More stamps

Hope everyone is keeping snug and safe in the wintery weather. The snow has been falling here on and off all day, but it's not too thick, just patchy areas of white here and there and at least the garden looks prettier! This was my Doo Lally room earlier today looking from my table towards the neighbours across the road...I've got the best of both worlds as I look out to neighbours at the front of the house and fields at the back.
On the table are my new stamps in the box as well as a set in the clear bag (how organised am I.....it won't last!) The water is for my brushes, not for drinking. My alien like daylight lamp is in the corner of the room...David bought it for me at a car boot sale about five years ago for £3.00! I like to have a scented candle on the table when I'm working to give a relaxing atmosphere. Hard to see the snow through the window, especially through the condensation, but it was falling quite quickly at that point.
Here are a few of the tags that I made today using some of my Doo-Lally-Pip range of stamps.....
 .....having great fun working with the new characters. I'll take some more detailed pictures over the next few weeks.
Personal Impressions have now added images of the remaining new stamp sets, so I'll post some now and in the next few days. I have some in my own (Lindsay Mason Designs) category and some in the new Crafty Impressions category in case you are looking at the website. 
This one is called "Princess Tippy Toes" (CICSA6066).....
.....I like juxtaposing the dainty dress and crowns with the bovver boots!
"Hopeful Harriet Feelin' Good" (CICSA6060) is the one that I used on the top left tag in the photo......
 ......she's got a couple of optional hats...I've given hats to a few of the characters this time!
Here is "I Can Fly" (CICSA6062)..........
.....I wanted this one to have that childlike feeling that anyone can fly if they just believe it enough....even if it just means flapping your skirts about a lot!
That's a few of the girlie characters, and here's one of the boys - as seen in the bottom centre tag in the photo........ 
.....this set is called "Moochin'" (CICSA6063) and he's really easy to colour and cut out so nice and quick to work with. He has the wonky crown as well as the dunce's cap which can double as bunting of course.
I'll end tonight's previews with the set that I based on one of mum's sayings.....we still have no idea who Piffy was, but it's a northern saying that has always tickled me!
The set is called "Piffy on a Rockcake" (CICSA6064) and I used it on the bottom right hand tag in the photo.
Well, I hope you like the new designs - the above are all from my Doo-Lally-Pip range. I wanted them to be useful for journalling as well as card making etc. I'll share some more tomorrow!
I must say thank you to Chris for her suggestion of wearing wrist warmers in the cold weather. I didn't have any, but I cut the feet off an old pair of socks and they did the job - I then cut the toes off the feet and had a smaller pair of wristbands. They really do work and my hands have felt much warmer without any restriction on my fingers. Yesterday I took it further and cut up an old pair of opaque tights....I cut the legs off and then the feet and wore the resulting "tubes" on my arms! The body part didn't get wasted as I popped that round my neck! They really made a difference as, even with the heat on, on cold days I get stiff fingers when I'm sitting very still drawing. 
Time for a coffee now and I'd better let Thomas in too....he's been asleep all day but he demanded to go out as I began this post and he may well be a frozen snowcat by now! Tara isn't so adventurous and has been snuggled by the radiator all day!

9 comments:

sallysbitz said...

Fantastic tags & so unique x

hugs sally x
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Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Fantastic stamps Lindsay. They're gonna prove to be sooo popular. Love the tags you've made, can't wait to see them on display at the show. Great way to keep warm, with your wrist warmers. Have a great weekend. Pxxxxxxxxx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Lindsay! You know who is going to want all of the girlies and I need the other two! Looks like I'll need some more big reels! Glad to have had a hand(geddit?)in keeping you warm! We decided against going up to the caravan this week! Love and hugs, chrisx

Oksana said...

Lovely stamps and samples Lindsay.x

Joanne said...

I adore the backgrounds on the top 2 tags - left/middle, just got to see you demo those. The colours on all of them are so vibrant. This set is going to sell out before it hits the shops.
xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Love, love, love all your new designs Lindsay. They all look so versatile and just FABULOUS for journaling. I NEED them all!!! Loving your toadstools too ♥♥♥ Your tags all look gorgeous, off for another admire.

Keep warm & safe travelling.xxxx

Lindsay Mason said...

Thanks for all the positive feedback - it's always good to know you've got something right!
I'll post more of the new designs later, but probably no more finished samples yet as I have today earmarked for drawing...it's a bit warmer here at the moment!
Lindsay x

Carol Yates said...

Gorgeous tags Lindsay. I was smiling and thinking about you as I layered up this morning, I will have to add some wrist warmers to my wardrobe too!I was also thinking about when I was a little girl: vest(T-shirt) tucked in knicks, liberty bodice(Long- sleeved top) over waistband of said knicks so it can be tucked into waist band of trousers, next layer over waistband of trousers. The only difference is I didn't wear a scarf around my neck then. I know I am showing my age at the mention of Liberty bodice but they were warm. Keep warm while you are drawing.
Carol.x

ginny c said...

Beautiful tags Lindsay and the stamp sets are wow wow can see I will buying a lot of these sets, keep warm and safe best wishes ginny x