Halloween is Around the Corner

With Halloween only a few days away we wanted to give you some inspiration for those last minute treat bags, we think this mouse is stocking up on some trick or treat goodies!


By Monica Maldarella

Halloween is celebrated more in the USA, so when we asked Monica to create something this is what she said “In Italy we have no Halloween tradition, but since I have kids, I love to organize theme party with friends, cook horrifying food and share lots of candies. Only in handmade bags, of course!”

If you would like to recreate this Halloween Candy Bag you can download the instructions here.


Here’s to a Spooktackular halloween for all our readers!

Hero Hostess Reunion Hop 2016


Hi and welcome to the Chameleon blog, featuring the Hero Arts Hostess Hop, with fabulous stamps from the new 2016 release and winter catalogue! you should of arrived here from Deborah Nolan‘s Blog.

Some of you may know that one of our design team used to be a Hero Arts Hostess, so when she was invited to take part in a reunion hop  she couldn’t resist sharing it with all our Chameleon readers.

Hero Arts are makers of high quality stamps and die products and have just introduced their Christmas range, which can be seen here.

For this hop our hostess decided to mix the old with the new by creating projects with the new winter collection and also some projects using vintage throw back stamps from around the time she was a hostess.  The projects have been created for all levels of crafter so hopefully there will be something for everyone and if you make it to the end of this post we have a prize up for grabs too!

For the Beginner crafter this lovely northern lights inspired card was created using the Winter Tree Scene stamp and the sentiment from the Vintage Wishes stamp set .


Hero Arts-Northern Lights card from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

You can see how this project was created by watching our video or downloading the free northern lights winter scene instructions here.


Now for a bit of vintage Hero this cute Young Deer stamp D5234 was used to create a mini card/gift tag along with the Frames CL028 and Jolly Christmas stamp sets CL232.


You can see how easy this was to color using just the one Caramel Chameleon Pen by watching the video, YES YOU READ IT RIGHT – JUST ONE PEN!!!

Hero Arts Young Deer Card from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

You can also download the instructions to this young deer card project here.


Now back to this year, there are so many lovely stamps in the Vintage Wishes stamp set we couldn’t resist sharing more designs, these are for the intermediate or advanced crafter.


You can see how this image was colored by downloading the free snowman tag instructions here.



Hero Arts Deer Scene card from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

To see how the background was created on this card check out the video or download the free Hero Arts winter wishes card instructions here.


Finally one more vintage throwback using the Dogwood S5362 stamp this time showing how you can combine two opposite colors of pens and get great smooth blends.


We just love how easy it is to blend colors together with the Chameleon pen system!

Hero Arts Dogwood card from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

You can see how this was created by watching the video or downloading the free step out dogwood card instructions here.


Now we mentioned a prize?

As you made it to the end of this post here is what we will do, we will put everyone who comments below and also signs up for our free creative community into our hat and draw a winner for a 5 pen set of your choice, you can then try and see how great these pens are. You have until midnight GMT on the 31st October to comment and sign up.  The winner will be announced in a Winner Wednesday post in the future on the blog.

If you’ve been following along, you’ve just arrived from Debora‘s blog! Hero Arts will be awarding 4 prizes ($25 shopping spree to Hero Arts online shop) from randomly drawn comments. For a chance to win, simply comment on ANY of the stops along the hop on Oct. 24th and 25th, including each day’s ending post at the Hero Club Blog. Comment by Sunday Oct 30 by 11:59pm PT for a chance to win. The more comments you leave, the better your chance of winning! If you find a broken link, you’ll find a master list of the hop links at the Hero Arts Blog.

We are your last stop on the hop today, thanks for joining us! Now pop back to the Hero Arts Blog to finish!

Hero Arts 24th October Hoppers

Hero Arts 25th October Hoppers


Wonderful Blues and Grays

We continue our introduction today of our new Gray Tones and Blue Tones 5 pen sets.

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Some of you have asked why do I need so many grays? Well if you are wanting to color an elephant you won’t want to use a cool gray as the color will appear too cold for the warm setting in which it lives, the opposite would apply with a snowman as they would look better with a cooler tone, then there are the lighter and darker shades, all designed to provide a full spectrum of shades for realistic monochromatic effects.

Our designers Monika and Ilina have been working with these new shades to bring you inspiration. Monika has colored coloring pages from the DCWV Color and Create pads Patterns and Prints (first and third images) and Floral (second image).


By Monika Kuriata using the new Gray Tones.


By Monika Kuriata using the new Gray Tones, we just love how the warm gray leaves highlight the flowers.

Did you also notice how she has used the Gray to create a parchment type finish on the right side of this design?


By Monika Kuriata using the new Blue Tones.

Ilina has created this geometric style card that showcases the blue color tones perfectly.


By Ilina Crouse

Ilina said “My favorite color is blue, so working with the Blue tones was fun. I decided to go with an abstract background so I could showcase all of the blue tones. ”

You can download the full instructions for this Blue Tones Card here.


These new color packs lend themselves to monochromatic effects perfectly, so why not give it a go and share your results on our Facebook page.

Our Final Friend Friday with DCWV


We have had so much fun playing with our friends at DCWV, their paper products have inspired the team so much this month and we have really enjoyed seeing what their design team have created with our pens.

Today we have Tanya, Monika and Leah sharing their creativity. Tanya is first up with this wonderful gift set.


By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “I decided to make a gift set: a purse with sweets, an earrings holder and a decorated candle. Gorgeous DCWV paper is just perfect for such projects. And with the Chameleon pens it is so easy to make the eye-catching accents.”

If you would like to see how Tanya created this gift-set you can download the instructions here.


Monika our resident colourist has also joined in this hop, DCWV have great coloring pads that any coloring enthusiast can use, Monika has chosen to color a dream catcher.


By Monika Kuriata

Monika said “I love Dream Catchers as they are positive symbols and can bring lots of good to our lives…It is good to hang it somewhere at home, but why not to get a beautiful picture and color it in with your favourite colors and then hang it on the wall? I think it is great idea especially if we don’t have a real one.”

If you would like to learn how to color this dream catcher you can download the instructions here.


Monkia has also created this adorable ‘Love page”.


By Monika Kuriata

Monica said “I love everything that has positive vibes that is why I decided to color this full of love and positive energy image… Lets spread some love and have fun with coloring”.

If you would like to learn how to color this love coloring page you can download the instructions here.


Leah continues the floral theme with this pretty card.


By Leah Cornelius

Leah said “With coloring books and pages all the rage I was excited to use a beautiful coloring card from the Color and Create pack from DCWV. Of course it needed color to come alive and Chameleon pens were just the thing.”

You can download the instructions to her best wishes card here.



Although it is our last Friday with DCWV  you still have the opportunity to enter our competition to try our pens too, so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 30th October 2016.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at DCWV and our designers that couldn’t resist creating a few more projects for you!  Just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us over these last few weeks.






Facebook Live Update


Thanks everyone that joined us for Facebook live, we had so many comments during the show that  we ran out of time and couldn’t include them all in the session, sorry if we didn’t get around to reading your comment out! As promised here is the step by step instructions for the butterfly smile card we created.


If you want to watch the recording of the live video for this project click on the Facebook Logo below.


Don’t forget we will be back next month with another live session, so don’t forget to tune in.

Winner Wednesday

Winner Wednesday

Hi Everyone, it is time for another Winner Wednesday, we had to wrestle the hat off of Nick now that the weather is getting cold so that we could put all your names in!

We have 3 winners to announce today:-

For the Crafters Workshop Competition the winner is…..

D.Ann C (AKA Denise Comer)

who wrote “Oh, wow!! That cool tag, amazing stencil and lovely layout are all fab!!”

For the Heartfelt Creations Competition the winner is ……

Sally Zloty

who wrote “I have the Sugar Hollow collection and will try this adorable card!”

And finally for our Altenew Competition the winner is ……

Judy Dawkins 

Who wrote “I just recently discovered the Altenew brand and have purchased several of the layered flowers stamps. These pens look absolutely wonderful! Love the inspiration and all the tutorial videos.”

Our winners have each won a 5 pen pack of Chameleon Pens, ladies could you please email us at blog@chameleonpens.com with your choice of color and shipping address (you can pick from the sets available here).

Congratulations, we hope you enjoy playing with your new pens, if you weren’t lucky enough to win this time you can try again with our latest give away each Friday with our DCWV partner cross promotion.

Announcing Facebook Live Tutorial

Hi Everyone this is just a quick post to let you know that we will be hosting a FACEBOOK LIVE video session today, YES LIVE…..so anything could happen!

We will be showing you different pen techniques, how to create a card and best of all you can ask questions as we go! Here is a sneak peek of what we will be creating.

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It all happens at 5.30pm GMT today (Tuesday 18th October) , so for those of you overseas that is:-

12.30pm in New York

7.30pm in Moscow

9.30am in Los Angeles


2.45am in Sydney (so you have to be a night owl or set your alarms really, really early for this one).

Of course we couldn’t list all time zones but hopefully you won’t miss this fun event!

So get yourselves ready with a cuppa and sit back and enjoy!

If you are not sure where to go click the Facebook icon below and it will take you straight to our page!



Introducing our New Blues and Gray tones

Today we are showcasing our new Blue and Gray colors, just look at all the great new shades!

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We asked Annette to create some projects just using these new colors, you are going to love what they have created.

By Annette Allen

What a neat treat box!  If you would like to know how Annette created this Blue Tones Treat Box you can download the instructions here.


Annette also created this cool card.

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By Annette Allen

You can recreate this Blue Tones Card by downloading the instructions here.


Has Annette inspired you to add to your Chameleon colors? Don’t forget we always love to see your projects to! So make sure you share all your work with our Social Media pages, help inspire the great Chameleon community.

Friend Friday Continues with DCWV


We are so excited to be back again this Friday to play with our paper supplies from our friends at DCWV. If you haven’t come across them before they offer a vast range of paper stacks in plain and patterned designs as well as 3D project pads, cards to embellish and enhance specialist materials and stationary….and more!  What could be better than that, oh yes of course if you combine their wonderful designs with Chameleon pens amazing things happen, you can see what both teams have created with todays posts or check out last weeks designs here.

Monica, Olesya and Ilina join us today, so feast your eyes on all they have to offer.


By Monica Maldarella

Monica said “Summer is finished; what a better way to extend it with a colored floral card?”, she used Chameleon pens Warm Sunset, Spring Meadow, and Purple Grape together with the DCWV Color & Create 6×8 Florals Color Me pad.

If you would like to recreate this with-love-card-project you can download the full instructions here.


Olesya has created her magic using DCWV’s Happy Day  paper collection and  Color & Create Floral pad.


By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “I was dreaming for a long time to create something pretty about our Wedding day because I still don’t have even a wedding album ( we have been married for 4 years already).The cobbler always wears the worst shoes 🙂  There’s a beautiful DCVW paper collection called Happy Day. It’s just what I wanted it to be, very pretty and very inspiring.”

We love the use of the natural wood with the papers, it really sets off the beautiful wedding photo, you can download the instructions to create your own wood-slice-panel picture here.


But wait we have more Olesya couldn’t resist creating another project.


By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya  said was inspired to create this card because “On the 5th of October we celebrate the Teacher’s Day all over our country. So I decided to make a card for my college teacher. Chalk cardstock by DCVW fitted here perfectly as well as the Chameleon pens.”

You can download the instructions to Olesya’s Life you love card here.


Ilina has a kinetic card to share with this super cute bear using the DCWV Happy Day stack.


By Ilina Crouse.

If you would like to know how Ilina created this moving Birthday Bear Card you can download the instructions here.


We have really enjoyed playing with our friends again at DCWV  and wanted to give you the opportunity to try our pens too, so why not enter our competition this month, we will put your name in our Chameleon Hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice.  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our creative community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 30th October 2016.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we have a winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at DCWV and our designers that couldn’t resist creating a few more projects for you!  Just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.








Chameleons and Silk


By Ilina Crouse

Did you know that you can use Chameleon Pens and re-inkers to color a silk scarf?

Ilina  said a few years ago, before kids, I had a lot of time for crafty stuff, so I was experimenting a lot with silk scarves for different Art Festivals, which brought to me the idea to experiment with the Chameleon Pens and re-inkers and see how they work on silk scarves. And I was pleased with the results!

Ilina shares a tutorial on how she colored this Silk Scarf and Re-inkers project here.


Now you can make your own fashion statements using your Chameleon pens and reinkers!  If you have  created something for your wardrobe using Chameleon pens why not share it with us on our Facebook page!