Winter Friends

In winter we all retreat into the comfort of our homes, but why not share it with friends, Sandra has created this lovely winter friends card to let them know she is thinking of them.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “Friends are so important in life and I love my friends. This cute image is more than appropriate for them because they all love or have pets. Winter is here and this is a perfect opportunity to make a card like this to let them know that I appreciate them.”

I you would like to see how Sandra created this Winter friends card you can download the instructions here.

Christmas Burlap Home Décor Star

What could be more personal than to create your own Christmas decorations, but paper can be a little fragile so we asked Olesya to create her decoration from something a bit different and this is what she came up with.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said ” I’d to share with you a piece of my Christmas but I’m pretty sure this technique will fit any occasion or any home décor. I prepared several soft burlap star ornaments for our Christmas tree, one of them was completely done without any wood materials and it was such a fun to color fabric poinsettia.”

If you would like to make some burlap stars for your tree you can download the Burlap Home décor star instructions here.

We think Olesya will get a lot of requests to make these for everyone this Christmas, they are so pretty!

 

Winter Birthday Wishes

As Christmas approaches our little crafty fingers go into Christmas card making overdrive, but what about all those of us that have Christmas Birthdays, we still need to be inspired to create great cards. Jessica has created the perfect winter birthday card that would be suitable for girls and guys alike!

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said “One of my favorite ways to create a soft, serene scene is to use a monochromatic palette.  Chameleon Pens grays and neutral colors are perfect for this.  The soft look is a great choice to create snowy winter birthday card.”

Can you believe that this card was created with just 2 Chameleon Pens; Cool Grey 8 & Lagoon, a blender and a detail pen? Jessica can show you how you can do more with less in this video.

Winter Card by Jessica from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Or you can download the free Winter Birthday Card instructions here.

 

 

Cool Christmas Penguins

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a Penguin card and what could be cuter than penguins in fluffy hats?  Yes of course penguins in fluffy hats and jumpers!

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said “When I saw these adorable Christmas penguins, I knew they would be perfect to color with my Chameleon Pens!  I decided to use traditional Christmas colors, but you can color them to match your favorite colors.  If you are feeling really creative, make them into paper dolls!  You can color the sweaters and hats in all kinds of colors, and dress your penguins in style. ”

If you would like to see how to re-create this Cool Penguin Christmas Card you can download the instructions here.

We love Jessica’s idea of making extra hats and jumpers for the penguins, they would be a hit with all the children!

Holly Jolly Christmas

Yay it is December and the Christmas parties and preparations are in full flow, but wait…….have you had time to make all your Christmas cards?  If not Ilina is here with a cute Christmas design that will get you into the making mood.

By Ilina Crouse

Ilina said “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas is my favorite holiday for making cards for. I love the spirit of Christmas. Every year I try to make our Christmas cards (usually at last minute) and I do few styles, traditional and non-traditional. Lately I have been in a way bored from the traditional style (red and green) and try to do more non-traditional. (please don’t take any offense, it’s just personal preference). So for my card I decided to use white and blue with a hope that I will inspire you to discover all the possibilities and think outside the box for creating cards whether they are Christmas or not.  ”

You can follow along with Ilina with her video tutorial.

Holly Jolly Christmas card by Ilina from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Or you can download the Holly Jolly Christmas card instructions here.

Don’t worry if you need more inspiration for Christmas cards, we will be back on Monday with a Penguin or two for you!

Our Final Playdate Monday with Concord & 9th

Welcome back to our final playdate with Concord & 9th, we had so much fun sharing each other’s crafting goodies and the inspiration from both teams has been amazing!

First today we have Olesya took the Blossom die and created this magical card.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “I love making autumn themed cards as autumn is my favorite season. I wanted to represent crisp fresh air and clear deep sky with blue and autumn leaves with bright colors of Chameleon pens.”

If you would like to make this card you can download the Lovely Day card instructions here.

Sandra has taken her inspiration from the popular rainbow theme to create this colorful card.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “I love all colors of the rainbow and I really love sentiments so I decided to combine the two. It’s amazing how can colors bring to life every thing and I think this card is showing it. It makes you smile and that is what we want when making cards -make people happy even if we want just to sey Hello.”

You can download the Rainbow Hello Card instructions here.

Now for those of you that have hopped with us before we like to give away prizes, so here’s what you have to do to enter in our draw.

Now it wouldn’t be a hop without a prize,  would it? So we will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice over this month’s hop to one random person, to enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (the pop up window or on the top right corner of the blog page).
  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 30th November 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.

Thank you for visiting us today, we will be back next week with more inspiration, now why not hop on over to our friends at Concord & 9th to see what they have been creating with our pens also Olesya has created a bonus project on her blog for you too!

Concord & 9th

Olesya Kharkova

Christmas Layout

Tracy has created a beautiful festive layout to celebrate baby’s first Christmas last year using her Chameleon color Tone pens to create dimensional leaves and berries.

By Tracy Mclennon

Tracy said “Christmas is my very favorite holiday to craft for, decorate and celebrate. My personal favorite Christmas color scheme is classic reds and greens. So these patterned papers and stamped images were just a perfect match for my Christmas photos from last year.”

You can see how she created this Christmas Layout here.

We would love to see your Chameleon Christmas scrapbook pages, why not share your designs with us on our Facebook page.  Don’t forget to check back on Monday for our final playdate with Concord & 9th.

 

It’s Playdate Monday again with Concord & 9th

Welcome back to another day in our playroom, we have donned our aprons and splashed our inks around to come up with some inspiration using our lovely Chameleon Art Products teamed with Concord and 9th stamps and dies.

Ilina is up first with some festive ideas for you.

By Ilina Crouse

Ilina said “It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Well, when it comes to Christmas crafting , it’s absolutely the most wonderful time of the year for me. I love Christmas crafting. There is something magical about it. So for our Concord and 9th Monday Play Date I had to make Christmas cards, especially with the Holidays fast approaching. ”

Why not grab a coffee, pop yourself in a comfy chair and sit back and watch how Ilina created this winter scene.

Merry Christmas Village by Ilina from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Alternatively you can download the Merry Christmas card instructions here to recreate later.

Jessica has come with thanks, to create this warm and richly colored design giving thanks.

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said “This time of year, I am inspired by gorgeous fall colors!  It is so easy to use Chameleon Color Tops to fuse these wonderful oranges, reds, and purples together.   You can even fuse green into red, which doesn’t work with other types of media!  It’s fantastic. Add the fabulous Concord & 9th Double-cut Alphabet Dies, and WOW! You can make a wonderful project.”

If you are curious just how Jessica created this Thankful Card you can download the instructions here.

Now for those of you that have hopped with us before we like to give away prizes, so here’s what you have to do to enter in our draw.

Now it wouldn’t be a hop without a prize,  would it? So we will give away a 5 pen pack of your choice over this month’s hop to one random person, to enter you must do two things….

  1. Sign up to our creative community (the pop up window or on the top right corner of the blog page).
  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 30th November 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.

Thank you for visiting us today, we will be back next week with more inspiration, now why not hop on over to our friends at Concord & 9th to see what they have been creating with our pens, Ilina has also created a bonus project on her blog too so why not pop in and see what she has been creating.

Concord & 9th

Ilina Crouse

Christmas Blessings Shaker Card

Hello and welcome today we have more Christmas Inspiration for you with this lovely wintery scene.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “Who doesn’t like small Villages coverd with snow in Christmas time? It’s so romantic and I can not wait for Christmas to come this year. So I decided to make a cute shaker card to start the season of winter cards. It’s not too soon is it?”

Of course it is not too soon Sandra, it is always a good idea to make an early start on Christmas cards to avoid that last minute rush.

You can download Sandra’s Christmas Village shaker card here.

Thanks for visiting today, see you Monday for some more playdate fun!

Winner Wednesday

Yay it is another Winner Wednesday and we have three winners to announce today!

So without further suspense…

The winner of the Maya Road blog hop is

Mary Holshouser

who said  “Love the oranges. Fall has such great colors. Thanks for sharing.”

The winner of the Rosy Owl blog hop is

Bibiana Cameron

who said “I absolutely would love to try your pens and pencils !! 🙂 thanks for the chance to win .x Bibi Cameron

Ladies you have each won a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice please Email me  at Blog@chameleonpens.com with your color choice and your address details.

And finally the winner of the Crafty Friends Hop with Altenew…………

Dee Earnshaw 

who said “Wow your cards are so beautifully colored – thanks for the chance of winning:)

Dee, please email me at blog@chameleonpens.com with your color choice for the 5 pack of pens along with your address and I will give details on how to claim your Altenew Gift card.

Congratulations to all our winners and if you didn’t win this time please don’t loose heart, we have lots of giveaways – there is even one running right now with our Monday Playdates with Concord and 9th, so keep your fingers (and maybe even your toes) crossed for being pulled out of the Chameleon hat next time!