Friday, 18 February 2011


Today we're featuring a lady whom I knew just few months back. Her design is so elegant and her coloring is one-of-a-kind so I decided to spotlight her!!! Lets all welcome Lidiya...

Name: Lidiya Baltova-Kalichuk

1.How and when did you start Cardmaking? 
I started cardmaking one year ago and have been excited ever since. It's such a fun hobby that stimulates and nurtures your creativity. I came across cardmaking by pure chance while searching online resources for jewellery making and since I've always loved drawing, colouring and creating, it felt just so right for me.

2.From where do you draw your inspiration? 
Mostly online. It's really great that there are so many stamping companies and crafting ladies who share their techniques and ideas online. I spend at least an hour a day browsing my favourite sites and blogs. There are tons of tips and so many fun techniques to try. 

3.What are your favorite companies? 
I can't say I have a favourite company but at the moment I am particularly fond of the DCWV papers - they have adorable designs, great texture and they cut so easily.

4.What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space? 
I love my flower punches; I can't definitely go without my paper trimmer, which I've also learned to use as a scoring board and that's great since it saves money and space; the heat gun is a must have and so is the Tim Holtz Distress ink applicator. I wish I could add here my Silhouette, but I still don't have one :)

5.How long does it take you to make a card that you are happy with? 
Well, that's a tough question. Sometimes I would spend an hour just looking at different papers and embellishments and sometimes a great card would be ready in minutes. I guess it all depends on the mood and what some crafters call mojo. If it's there, you'll get a beautiful card in no time at all, and if it's not, you'd better call it a day.

6.What do you do with the cards that you make? 
So far I am mostly sending them to my family and friends who would soon need some new furniture to accommodate my cards.

7.Do you post your cards in a blog, gallery, forum? 
I am blogging at I was a bit cautious before starting my blog, but now it feels so good to be able to share my cards and paper projects and feel the love send by fellow crafters. 

8.Are you currently designing for any blogs? 
Not at the moment, but I certainly hope I will one day!

I'm sure you can't wait to see her stunning projects. Here they are:

WOW WOW WOW!!! Gorgeous creations, Lidiya. Thanks so very much for sharing your talent with us. Sincere thanks to those who visited us today. Big big hugs...


Sabrina said...

What a perfect spot, Noor!! Congratulations, Lidiya!! Your work is awesome!!

Mannayah said...

I love Lidiya's work .. her stamping is amazing :)
Thanks for sharing

Lidiya said...

Hi Noor and a big thanks for featuring me today! Ladies, thanks for your sweet comments!

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