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

Thursday, 21 February 2013

I'm all of a Doo Lally

Hello folks, I was going to write this post yesterday but Tara and Thomas had other ideas - in fact Tara jumped up and turned the laptop off with her paw to show her disgust that I was even thinking about not giving them my full attention! I had left them alone for four days with just my neighbour popping in to feed them, so they were rightfully feeling a little neglected and Tara has been like a fixture on my lap since I got back.
I decided to have a day off anyway after Stitches, which is always a brilliant few days but exhausting. Before I forget, if you click the link in my sidebar you can go to my You Tube site where I've posted a video of the demo areas on the Personal Impressions stand at the show. Look out for the quick Can Can moment at the end...not by me I hasten to add!
Here's a picture of some of my Doo Lally Pip samples up on display at the end of the demonstration counter....

 ....I do like a black background to show off the strong colours. I was really pleased with all the positive reaction to my new Doo Lally designs which seemed to make everyone smile.
Here's me with one of my best mates, the lovely and super talented Rachel Greig of Darkroom Door fame.....
..... Rachel and I were sharing one demonstration booth and here's Rachel with Dyan Reaveley who was demonstrating on counter on the other side of our stand. Dyan's new colours in her Dylusions ink sprays are gorgeous and a must have......
At the opposite end of the PI stand we had Ken Oliver from Spellbinders who was demonstrating the new Media Mixage range and the Artisan Explorer machine. Here he is with Jan from Personal Impressions....
Here's a nice shot of Rachel demonstrating and you can see some more of our samples as well as getting an idea of the size of the PI stand which is one of the best at the show (I know, I'm biased, but it is!).....
Another piccie of me here, this time with my lovely friend, Paula Pascual who was demonstrating on the Sizzix stand.......
 .....can you tell we love each other?! I wish I could smile without squishing my eyes up though!!!
We also had a lot of fun and our traditional Monday night at the Wing Wah Chinese restaurant was as bonkers as ever, with "happy birthday" sparkler topped, ice cream filled fruit bowls being brought to two unsuspecting recipients at our tables. This year it was the turn of Ken and also Patrick from DecoArt to wonder why they were being sung to when it wasn't even their birthdays! 
 .......daft, but fun! 
The show was three days of non stop talking, standing, perching on a high stool, teaching and demonstrating and meeting up with people, some of whom I only see once a year. I'm always really sad when the show closes and the stand, that took hours and hours to set up and dress, is ripped down in no time at all and everyone says their farewells. It was especially poignant this year as David always used to help to pack things away and he always took a "Team PI" photograph of us all. 
Thank you for all the texts and emails that I got from so many of you while I was away - I will get back to everyone I promise!
Well, I will post some pictures of more samples from the show in a few days as they are being photographed for Personal Impressions before being sent back to me. Don't forget to check out the You Tube clip and also to read the post below this one to enter my blog candy giveaway! Remember you need to leave a comment after that post to be in with a chance.

10 comments:

Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Aww What a lovely post. It's brought back a flood of memories. Lovely to see you there and have some cuddles :) I missed seeing Paula :( Good to see you had a hug from her though. Glad to find that your troublesome two are speaking to you haha. Bet you've had to up the quota of treats and cuddles. And yes, you're right the PI area along with Sizzix, had the best stands. Pxx

Carol Yates said...

Sounds like you had a great time Lindsay, including the hard work.
Carol.x

Diane said...

Hiya Linsay !! Thanks for the youtube video , the stand looked great and fab samples !! Look forward to seeing you at AMOM in April !!

hugs Diane xx

Kiss for Tara and Thomas !!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Looks as though you had a great time - you say you were working!!?? Glad the Do-Lallies went down well, can't wait to my hands on some! Off to watch U-tube clip - See you soon! Chrisxx PS Cuddles to the kitties

She said...

Hi Lindsay, I'm glad you had a good, if busy time. The stand looked fantastic. I hope Thomas and Tara have forgiven you now for leaving them....I'll be in touch very soon. Much love S xxx

She said...

Just watch your You-Tube video Lindsay....fantastic...made me smile :-) Love your samples, especially the 'Steam-punky' tag..Lush. Love S xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh so full of joy and happiness, Brilliant pictures, It looks like you had a wonderful time (although hard work!!)

Love Hazelxo

Oksana said...

Hi Lindsay, looks like you had a fantastical time! Your samples are beautiful as always!xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous post Lindsay. Lovely report. Thank YOU for sharing your adventures with us : -) Next years will be here before you know it!!

Hope the sun is shining with you today at the coast xxxx

Paula Pascual said...

I shall steal the photo of both of us! I love it!