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

Saturday, 6 July 2013


It sure is hot here! Guess it's the same all over the UK today so I hope everyone's been able to enjoy the sunshine in some way. 
My lavender, clean sheets, scented oil and fresh PJ's did the trick last night and I slept much better than I had for days. So, I was up nice and early and finished off the piece I was working on yesterday....
.....another that I really enjoyed making. I was trying out various positions for the extra towers on the castle when my neighbour snuck up on me and I sent the lot flying into the air I jumped so hard! I've had all the doors open today, and she came up the path without a sound before suddenly announcing her presence in the doorway - towers and turrets all over the place! 
Still, I soon got them back into an arrangement that I liked and was able to get everything firmly adhered in case of any more surprises! You may not be able to tell from the photo, but I added an extra mount using TH Kraft Core card stock in a plummy colour which I sanded back lightly. It really set the colours off nicely. The castle had been stamped onto dictionary paper adhered to cardstock...I made sure that there were no rude words and that what was showing was in some way relevent to homes and houses! The colour on the buildings was applied using fine pens in various shades, just lightly stroking each one quickly down the images and layering up the colours till I liked the effects.
My neighbour had called to say that her husband had seen the deer again this morning...a mother and three fawns. Sounds like a lot of babies, so I will be keeping my eyes peeled. Of course, I work at the front of the house and all the wildlife appears at the back - typical!
Well, this was just a very quick post whilst I'm having a fruit tea to cool down a bit. Heather is meeting up with me after church tomorrow and we're coming back here to watch the Wimbledon men's final in the afternoon....much more fun watching with someone else! I think we will be doing quite a bit of cheering as well as some nail biting too I expect! 
Enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone.


Almo said...

Hi Lindsay, I am loving your towers and turrets and the plummy craft card really do set it off nicely. Hugs Mo x

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Love this! I have this stamp set so you have inspired me!