Lisa West

Name: Lisa West

From: Southampton, UK

Blog address: craftingbelle.wordpress.com/

When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? I started drawing, coloring and creating when I was a little girl and the love has never gone away. It became a full time hobby (read addiction) in about 2006.

What made you start? I have always created so there was no really prompt for starting but one day I stumbled upon a challenge blog on the internet and that's when my love of sharing my craft/blogging and social media began.

Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? Somewhere in the middle..... I say full time hobby! I design for several companies and a UK papercraft magazine, but not enough to call it a full time job.

What inspires your art? The people I create for. When I'm not making samples all my other crafting is for my family and friends and I love to personalise and create things I know they will love.

What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? Now that is like asking me to chose my favourite child! I love them all for different reasons, but my most used product would have to be the TriBlend Markers, closely followed by the Harmony Water Reactive Inkpads.

Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? I chose 'Birthday Celebrations' because it's the occasion I do the most creating for and have the most stamps and digital images for.

When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? I started back in January 2017 and it has been an amazing journey so far, getting to play with the fabulous new products. I still get a rush when I see my samples on TV or pop on social media