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

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

What a difference a year makes

Evening folks, I hope everyone's had a day as sunny and warm as here on the Fylde coast. It's been beautiful, as my two terrors will attest....
 unlike this time last year, when we looked out on this.....
....gosh, what a difference from one year to another! 
Today I was looking across the fields at the deer trotting around under blue skies and listening to the birds singing their hearts out. Lovely.
My trip to Time 2 Craft in Chesterfield was very enjoyable and I had a very busy day there. Hello to all the ladies (and one or two men!) who I met on Saturday and hope you are all getting on well with your WRMK punch boards and Sizzix dies.
As per usual, my table was a total mess by mid afternoon! But at least it's a creative mess!
This was one of the projects I made using a Sizzix Dena DesignsThinlits die "Rosettes". It makes three different rosettes, each being made up from small strips that are stuck end to end...this is great as it allows you to make the rosettes as full as you wish. Also an advantage for anyone without long cutting plates too.
I used all three styles of rosette to adorn a simple Spring wreath. I used Graphic 45 Sweet Sentiments papers throughout. Here's a close up of the lovely Victorian style papers....
I was also using another Thinlits die, the Milk Carton Box, which is really cute and dinky.....
...sweet!
When I was setting off on my journey home I thought I must take a snap of another great station statue. This one is of George Stephenson of Rocket fame....
.....fantastic statue.
Well, this is not the longest post as I'm determined to relax in front of the Great British Sewing Bee now....although I find that it does make me feel quite stressed just watching all those zips, pleats and darts!
To end though, I thought you might enjoy these pictures of Princess Tippy Toes aka Tara, who was lounging on her favourite chair the other evening with gay abandon.......
....she looked rather indignant when she saw that I was taking her photo though.....

....what a little comic!
I'll sign off for now then and will share more makes next time.

3 comments:

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love all the things you made-especially the little milk box! Lucky you seeing the deer, we certainly are enjoying some lovely weather! As for the GBSB - I'd love to get my hands on that haberdashery! Love to you and T and T., Chrisx

Paul Browning said...

Beautiful crafts Lindsay. But I'm afraid it's your gorgeous cats who steal the show in your post lol. Esp Tara lol So cute. looks like I won't see you at the Harrogate show this weekend :( Have fun at your other workshop :) Hopefully catch up with you at Port Sunny instead. Pxx

Diane said...

That's a fab photo of Tara to scrapbook Lindsay...:)

hugs Diane xxx