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Author: Lis Murphy
Lis Murphy

I am a forty something mum of two daughters with two step-children..I am happily married to John, and now the kids have all grown , I have a craft room all of my own. I live near the sea in the East riding of Yorkshire. I am a keen crafter and have been for over ten years now.. Stamping and papers are my first love... when I discovered alcohol markers, I was truly hooked... I can spend ages colouring an image, its very therapeutic.. I have done a couple of magazine articles , and submit loads of samples for tv... I have my own blog, you may know from a few design teams, and I am in a few Facebook craft groups,and have made so many crafty friends out in blogland . I always have my nose in a craft magazine.. or while away the hours admiring peoples blogs... the talent out there is truly mind blowing... there are so many tips and techniques to learn, and I am looking forward to sharing them all with the fabulous Spectrum Noir Design team.. they are a truly talented bunch! My Blog

30th Jul

Sunny Day

  • Posted by: on 30th Jul 2014 at 3:20pm

Hello there! I would like to share this bright cheery card with you today. It is so summery! The colors used are… Skin: FS4, FS5, FS6, FS8, FS9, TN2, TN3, TN4 Hair: GB2, GB8, GB10, EB3, EB5 Dress: TN7, TN6, GB6, GB5, GB4, GB3, CT2 Shoes: DR6, PP6, PP5,PP2 Background: IG1, IB1, blender, DG2 Project - Read full post [...]

23rd May

A Bundle of Hearts…

  • Posted by: on 23rd May 2014 at 8:00am

Hello again! I would like to share another make with you. This time I got to use my brush nibs to add detail to the fur, and then used a dotting technique to add texture.   For this I used the following markers and pencils! Fur: EB1,GB2,GB8.10,EB5, and pencils: 109 88 Hearts: DR7, DR6, DR4,CR7 - Read full post [...]

23rd Apr

Purple Birthday Wishes

  • Posted by: on 23rd Apr 2014 at 8:00am

I have a card to share that I made for my youngest daughter, who is a purple lover! I chose this fabulous Peacock Kaylee stamp from Some Odd Girl Stamps and set about coloring her up. The colors I used are: Skin: FS4, FS5, FS6, TN2, TN3, TN4, HB3, HB2 Hair: IG4, IG6, IG9, IG10, - Read full post [...]

16th Apr

Pretty in Pink

  • Posted by: on 16th Apr 2014 at 8:00am

I have a darling fairy image to share with you today, in soft spring colors! The colors I have used are as follows.. Hair:EB1, EB2, BG3 Skin: FS4, FS5, FS6, TN2, TN3, TN4 Dress: HB2, PP6, PP5, PP4, PP3, PP2, PP1 Wings: HB3, HB2, HB1 Flower: CR3, CR4, PP1, blender, LG3, LG4 Background: EB1, EB2, - Read full post [...]

8th Mar

A little Irish dancing….

I am so delighted to be able to share this cute card with you that I created with St Patrick’s  Day in mind. It’s perfect for this month’s GREEN challenge – have you played yet? I love this little Irish Miss! The markers and pencils I have used are: Skin: TN4, TN3, TN2,FS4; pencils:6, 004 - Read full post [...]

13th Feb

Bubble Hearts

  • Posted by: on 13th Feb 2014 at 8:00am

I would like to share a romantic and very cute image with Valentine’s Day in mind… The markers I have used are: Skin: TN2, TN3, TN4, PP2, FS4, FS6 Hair: EB1, EB5, EB7, GB2, GB8, GB10, IG1, IG3, IG6, IG8 black Clothes: IG5, DR7, DR4, CR7, DG1, DG2, DG3, DG4, IG3, BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, - Read full post [...]

22nd Dec

Santa’s On His Way

  • Posted by: on 22nd Dec 2013 at 8:00am

Here’s one of my last Christmas makes for this year, but I just had to share this adorable Santa stamp. The colors used are: Hat, Boots & Coat: IG6, DR7, DR4, CR7, IG5, IG2, IG1 Skin: TN3, TN2, PP2, FS4 Reindeer: BG6, GB8, GB10, GB2, TN1, EB2, EB1, CR8 Background: BGR5-1,IG2, IG1 Presents: BT5, BT3, - Read full post [...]

19th Dec

A Perfect Christmas Pair

  • Posted by: on 19th Dec 2013 at 7:33pm

I have a cute Christmas card with the perfect image to send to couples at Christmas. The stamp has lots of fun details, and was a joy to color. The markers I have used are as follows: Skin: TN3, TN2,PP2, FS4 Hair: GB8, CT4, CT2, IG4, IG2 Hat, curtains, presents, outside :IG6, DR7, DR4, CR7, - Read full post [...]

10th Dec

A Furry Fella and Brush Nibs

  • Posted by: on 10th Dec 2013 at 8:00am

This is a sweet festive card using a really cute Christmas bear stamp I colored recently, and wanted to share with you! I am enjoying using the new brush nibs available with the next generation markers, and wanted to highlight the great effect they give! Here is a list of the Spectrum Noir colors used: - Read full post [...]

30th Oct

Back to School

  • Posted by: on 30th Oct 2013 at 8:00am

Hello there. I wanted to share this perfect back to school/college card that I created recently. On this card which features Bookish Tia from Some Odd Girl Stamps, I have used: Skin: TN3, TN2, FS4, PP2 Hair: True Black,IG10 IG, IG9, IG5 Skirt: IG9, IG7, IG3 Bag: BGR4, EB2, EB1, DR5, TB2, CT4, CT2, OR1, - Read full post [...]