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, 1 March 2013

And the winner is......

......drum rolls please, then eyes down to the little video clip below.....

 .......or not! For some reason, the clip won't work here, so I've frozen a frame and added it as a picture......and the winner is...Chell. If you'd like to see the whole video clip, just check out my You Tube channel - the link is on the left.
Chell - well done and please email me your details so that I can post your prize out to you. Hope you enjoy using the stamps and I'd love to see anything that you make with them.
I'll catch up with everyone...emails, calls etc very soon but I had a total time out yesterday and met my sister in town then had a sleepover, before coming back here today, visiting our mum and then doing a few errands in the village. It's nice to have a complete switch off occasionally.
Both Heather and I needed new phones (landlines) - ours had both packed up and I've been trying to pursuade Heather that she needed a cordless one for years now so I helped her choose one...no curly telephone cords in sight! I've been struggling with the old "emergency" corded phone for a few weeks now, but have got so sick of hardly being able to hear anyone and pulling the cradle onto the floor when I picked it up (forgetting the cord) and no answer machine that I thought I'd get one at the same time. So, my new one is on its first charge and I'll be good to go when I get back home tomorrow - hoorah! I'm not really a technophile, but I do hate being rooted to the spot when I'm on the phone!
We called in at The Works bookshop and I picked up a very inexpensive copy of a lovely book called "Pretty Little Felts" which has all sorts of mixed media ideas in it. As we were looking down at the craft section we spotted some familiar covers...yes, it was Stamping by Lindsay Mason and Beading by Heather Fenn-Edwards.....our books! There were two guys smiling at our reaction so I had to explain that we'd written them. They were smiling even more when I then said, with great indignation, "99p - what a cheek!". Still, I guess you haven't really experienced having written a book until you find yourself on the shelves of The Works for less than a pound! It gave us a real giggle - though I was tempted to buy the copies myself! Heather was keen to point out that there was only one copy of her book mind you!
Anyway, I hope I'll see some familiar (and new) faces tomorrow when I'm at High Legh garden centre. I have an early start as the dreaded bus replacement service is in place which adds a great deal of time to the journey. If you are coming along, please ignore the state of my hands as I've not only got the usual scratch marks from some rough and tumble playing with Thomas, but I managed to burn myself getting something out of the oven a couple of days ago, so I look as if I've been dragged through a thorn bush. I've got lots of great techniques to distract your eyes from my raggedy hands though!
Oh yes, in answer to some more queries, I will be at the Port Sunlight show in May (the 11th) so I know I'll be seeing lots of you there.
Right, time to finish sorting my things out for tomorrow now. Chell, don't forget to email me your details and your goodies will be winging their way to you very soon.


Paul Browning - The Artsider said...

Blimey, what an interesting time you are having lately lol. Does anyone bother replacing landlines these days? Seems no one uses them much. And I love the idea of seeing both your and Heather's books in The Works! Only you eh lol. Enjoy your demo tomorrow. Pxxxxx

Artyjen said...

What a thrill to see a book you have written! I have an idea for one myself though nothing to do with stamping! LOL Don't think it would ever appear in the works!!! ROFL
Congrats Chell...those stamps are going to be used so much ;)
xoxo Sioux

Elaine said...

Now you know where Lynnda got her's from! You'll have to do another book signing!!

Gez Butterworth said...

Ouch your poor hands :-( Hope the delays aren't too bad with the bus replacement.. I've taken to going straight to M/chester on the bus & getting the train from there.. it saves 2 changes & a lot of money!! Have fun tomorrow xx

Well Done Chell!

Joanne said...

Personally I think the Works have a cheek selling those books at that price. I for one have had great fun making projects from the ones in both books, dare I say, especially dragonflies and mine are signed by the authors!!!!!
Must be time for new books from the 'sister act' me thinks.

Cath Wilson said...

Congrats to Chell and great news that you'll be at Port sunny. Saw Paul earlier and he said he'd been to High Legh to see you - ooh, we were only at Padgate, too! Look forward to buying more of your stamps... x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Really great to see you(and your demos and samples) Came home inspired but too late to play after shopping! Looking forward to using my new goodies-so is Em! Hugs, Chrisx