Happy Spring

Spring is well and truly underway and we are relieved that the snow has finally retreated!  Today Leah shares a beautiful happy spring card to get us all in that warmer weather to come mood!

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “I love the coming of spring and the promise of warmer weather and flowers! I wanted to use my Chameleon pens in a non-traditional way to create some fun, whimsical spring flowers!”

To see how to create this Happy Spring Card you can download the instructions here.

Blooming Gift Set

Today we welcome back one of our past designers Leah Cornelius, with the beautiful Blooming gift set.

By Leah Cornelius

We asked Leah what inspired her to create this project, she said “I love to give little gifts and it’s fun to alter things you have laying around the house. For this gift set I did just that. I used a plain white box I had and altered it and made a matching card to go with it.My theme was flowers and the beautiful range of pinks Chameleon pens offers brought them to life. Now I have the perfect little gift for someone special.”

If you would like to create your own Blooming Gift Set you can download the instructions here.

What would you put in your gift set?

Sammy Scrapbook Layout

Annette is back with this adorable Sammy Scrapbook Layout…don’t you just want to hug this little guy?

By Annette Allen

Annette said “I was inspired by how cute my dog is. I believe that color brightens the sole and always brings a smile.”  Well he certainly makes us smile too!

If you would like to see how to create this Sammy Scrapbook Layout you can download the instructions here.

Masking Masterclass

Welcome to the masking masterclass, where our designer Annette shows you how to use post-it notes to mask images to get repeat stamping effects.

By Annette Allen

We asked Annette what inspired her to create this masked design, she said “I was inspired by a stain glass I seen in a window the other day.”  How cool is that!

If you would like to learn more about masking you can download Annette’s Masking Masterclass here.


Fabric Bag

We are back today with more fabric inspiration, with the drive to cut plastic waste Annette shows how you can create your own colorful shopping bag.

by Annette Allen

We asked Annette what inspired her to create this beautiful bag, she said “I like to have little bags with me just incase I buy something. I don’t really care for the plastic bags that you get in stores. So I made a bag and why not make it pretty. I am a girly person so I was inspired by all things pretty.”

If you would like to make your own shopping bag and do your bit to save the planet you can download the Chameleon Fabric bag Project instructions here.

Join us again on Monday for more inspiration!

Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway

We are so excited to be included in the Altenew 4th Anniversary Blog Hop, we love their stamps and dies so much they are the perfect partner to Chameleon Color Tone Pens, Color Tops and Color Tone Pencils! If you are already hopping along you will have arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog.

Cathy has created three projects for this special event, the first uses Chameleon Pens and Color Tops to color the Altenew Striped Leaf Cover Die.

By Cathy Andronicou

This was so easy to create, you can see how here.

Alternatively you can download the instructions  for the Unbe-leaf-able card here.

Next Cathy shows you how you can use Chameleon Color Tone Pencils to add shading to stamped leaves from the Altenew Parrot Paradise Stamp set and how to get an ombre effect on the sentiment using Chameleon Color Tone Pens and Color Tops along with the Totally Tropical Die set.

Now watch how easy it is to create that great Ombre effect!

Alternatively you can download the Aloha Card instructions here.

Finally Cathy shows how you can combine Chameleon Color Tone Pencils and Pens to blend together on the flowers from Altenew’s Happy Bloom Stamp and Die set.

Watch how easy it is to use your Chameleon pens to blend your pencils in the video.


Mum Happy Birthday Card by Cathy Andronicou from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Alternatively download the Happy Birthday Mum card instructions here.

We hope we have inspired you to get out your pens and pencils and start creating with the fab range from Altenew. If you want to start the hop from the beginning you can click the link for the Altenew blog.

Altenew Special Offer

FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY4TH or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIV at checkout. Offer valid from April 3rd until April 8th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

Prizes are up for grabs too on the Altenew blog.

Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 13 awesome companies/friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 28 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

How about we also give you a chance to win an additional prize ?

We will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice  to one random person. To enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (Click the link below) &
  2. Comment at the end of this post (to do this click on the title of this post and it will take you to the page and allow you to comment).

The draw will remain open until Midnight GMT on the 8th April and we will announce the winner when we next have a Winner Wednesday post, so keep checking the blog. Please note you must do both things for your entry to be valid.

Wow that was a long post bet you are wondering where to go next?

So without further words why not hop on over to the fabulous

Kelly Latevola

If you get lost along the way, here is a full list of today’s hoppers


Simon Says Stamp

May Sukyong Park

Laura Bassen

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kathy Racoosin

Vincenza Gudor

Erum Tasneem

Nicole Picadura

Svitlana Shayevich

Chameleon Pens

Kelly Latevola

Flora Monika Farkas

Dana Gong

Vicky Papaioannou



Birthday Tag

Today we welcome back one of our wonderful Designers Annette Allen, she has lovingly created this adorable bear birthday tag to share with you today.

By Annette Allen

We love how this little guy has been colored on a fabric tag, did you spot how easy it is to get a blend on fabric with Chameleon pens?  If you would like to see how it is done you can download the free step out Birthday Tag instructions here.

Why not share your fabric Chameleon projects with us on Facebook, we would love to see what you have been creating!

Easter Card

Not long to wait now before lent is over and those of us that have given up chocolate for lent can indulge in some Easter Eggs!  But wait we need a card to give too, so why not see what Tracy has created to inspire you to get all those Easter Cards made ready for Sunday!


By Tracy McLennon

Tracy said “The traditional Easter colors were my inspiration for this card. I wanted to create a sweet, and a little bit funny Easter card using those traditional colors.”

If you would like to recreate Tracy’s Easter Card you can download the instructions here.

Now don’t forget to wait until Sunday to tuck into all those lovely chocolate eggs!

A Floral Layout

Flowers are a perfect way to frame photos in your scrapbook layouts, today Tanya shows how to use a big and bold flower and leaves colored with Chameleon pens to showcase her subject.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “You know that you can color almost everything you want with the Chameleon Pens. I decided to use the colored die cuts as a main décor on my layout.”

If you would like to see how Tanya created this Flower Layout you can download the instructions here.


Hello Spring

As we welcome in spring we start to see new life, lambs begin to frolic in the fields, flowers begin to bloom so why get out your Chameleon pens and pencils and create a Hello Spring card  to send to a friend to remind them of all the good things about spring. 

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said ” I love spring time when everything is in fresh green color and the air smells so different than in winter, the nature is awakening with lots of flowers. I also added a small fairy to my imaginary spring scene :)”

Why not have a go at recreating this Spring hello card, you can download the instructions here.