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!

Playdate Monday Continues with Concord & 9th

Welcome back to another playdate Monday with our friends at Concord & 9th, if you haven’t tried their stamps and dies you will be in for a real treat! Tanya  and Tracy join us today with a warm and cozy winter layout and a mandala card created using Chameleon Color Tone pens, Color Tops and Concord & 9th Stamps.


By Tanya Batrak

If you would like to see how Tanya colored the elements of this Warm & Cozy layout, you can download the instructions here.

Now for something completely different, Tracy has used her Chameleon Pens and Color Tops to bring the Many Mandala stamp to life.
By Tracy McLennon

Tracy said “These Concord & 9th stamps and dies were my inspiration for this card. I love the mandala look, and for some reason it was just calling for peacock colored jewel tones.”

You can see how Tracy created this Mandala Card by downloading the photo step out 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, Tanya has also created a bonus project on her blog too so why not pop in and see what she has been creating.

Concord & 9th

Tanya Batrak

We Remember

This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, it is held in the UK and the commonwealth as a day “to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts”.  The Queen lays a wreath of poppies to remember the fallen and so the Poppy has become synonymous with this day.  Ilina has marked this day with a Poppy card design of her own.

By Ilina Crouse

Ilina also tells us why the poppy was chosen, she said “The remembrance poppy was inspired by the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields”. Its opening lines refer to the many poppies that were the first flowers to grow in the churned-up earth of soldiers’ graves in Flanders, a region of Europe that overlies a part of Belgium. The poppies have been used to commemorate soldiers that died in war. So, why not join me today to make a card to commemorate all of those who have lost their lives in war.”

If you would like to see how Ilina created this card you can watch her video here.

We Remember card by Ilina from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

Alternatively download the We Remember Card instructions here for later.

 

Play Date Monday’s with Concord & 9th

Hello everyone,we have been jumping up and down here at Chameleon in anticipation of our playdates with our friends at Concord & 9th. As a company they aim is to inspire your creative side, and provide exciting, high-quality, and innovative products. Our design team have certainly enjoyed exploring their creative sides combining their stamps and dies with Chameleon Pens, Pencils and Color Tops!

Cathy has combined all three Chameleon coloring products and channeled her inner Agnes (from Despicable Me) to create this unicorn card and tag.

By Cathy Andronicou

For the outside of the card Cathy used Concord & 9th’s Unicorn Awesomeness stamp set, Sophisticated Script Stamp set and Double Cut Alphabet dies combined of Chameleon Color Tone pens with Chameleon Color Tops, to get the rainbow effect and smooth blends.

Inside she used the Unicorn die combined with the Chameleon Detail Pen to add the personalised quote from Despicable me and stamped the birthday message.

With the left over die cut Cathy then created a matching tag, this time coloring with Chameleon Pencils to show how easily they flip to blend from light to dark.

You can watch how all these elements were colored on this video, so grab a comfy chair sit back and enjoy.

Alternatively you can download the photo step out He’s So Fluffy Unicorn Card & Tag instructions for later here.

But wait there is more; Concord and 9th certainly inspired Cathy’s creativity, she just couldn’t stop with just this project so she created a couple of  bonus cards using the Hello Lovely stamp set and Hugs Die with Chameleon Pens & Color Tops.

Cathy used a no line coloring technique by stamping with Memento New Sprout ink and then using Chameleon pen RG4 with Colour Top YG3 for the leaves, PK 3 pen with BV2 color top for the big flower, BL4 pen and BV2 color top for the medium flower and BL4 pen and BL2 color top for the smallest flower.  The hugs was colored with BL4 pen and BL7 color top, then wink of stella and picco glaze added.

For her final card she colored the largest flower with Aladine Izink Dye inks; Bro de noix, Aurore & Cire and then for the remaining smaller flowers Chameleon Color Tone pens; Mellow Yellow & Tangerine with the Burgundy, Peony Pink and Tangerine Color Tops.

The leaves were colored with the Grass Green pen and Spring Meadow Color Top and the sentiment was created using Couture Creations Go Press & Foil Machine with Anna Griffin foils. 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 and Cathy’s blog to see what they have been creating with our pens.

Concord & 9th

Cathy A

Christmas Card Inspiration

Ho Ho Ho Santa has began to pack his sack full of goodies and will be visiting homes next month.  Olesya has created a traditional Santa Christmas Card design to get us all in the mood for the season.

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya what inspired her when creating this card, she said ” I always liked Christmas cards in traditional colors and wanted mine to be the same. Simple design made the colored image stand out even more, that was my goal. ”

If you would like to see how Oleysa created this Christmas Wishes card you can download the instructions here.

Thanks for visiting us today we hope we have inspired you to make a start on your Christmas cards.  You may want to mark your calendar for Monday when we will have a play date with a special friend.

Halloween Layout

Tomorrow is Halloween with trick or treaters dressing up to knock on doors and fill their buckets with candy and we have a perfect layout by Tracy to capture those dress up moments!

By Tracy McLennon

Did you know Tracy used the detail pen to hand draw all those pumpkins!!!!!

Tracy said “Turns out I didn’t have a stamp set or colouring page to give me inspiration for creating my layout. Instead I created my decorative border using my Detail Pen, and a little doodling.”

You can see how to recreate this Halloween Layout by downloading the instructions here.

We hope you have plenty of treats this halloween and no tricks, we will be back on Friday with some Christmas inspiration, so don’t forget to pop by.

Our Final Friend Friday with Maya Road

We have had such a great month hopping with our Friends at Maya Road, we hope we have inspired you to get your craft supplies out with all the inspiration from both teams each Friday!

Today is our last day of play and Olesya has created a warming Hello Card From Russia with Maya Road dies and Chameleon Pens and Tanya has created an Autumnal Pumpkin pop-up card.

By Olesya Kharkova

We asked Olesya how she came up with the inspiration for this project, she said” Some time ago I came across interesting articles about traditional ornaments in Russia and decided to make a Hello from Russia card with something warm, national but modern – a coffee cup with traditional elements and colors.”

If you would like to see how Olesya created this Hello from Russia card you can download the instructions here.

Next Tanya shares her pop up box with gift card holder, maybe it could be a gift card for a coffee and hello, maybe with a shot of pumpkin spice to warm the heart.

Chameleon Colored Pop Up Card by Tanya from Chameleonpens on Vimeo.

By Tanya Batrak

You can download the instructions for Tanya’s Autumn box and Gift Holder here and there is even an extra box template to download too!

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 31st October 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 Maya Road to see what they have been creating with our pens, Olesya has also created a bonus project on her blog too; just click their names below!

Maya Road

Olesya Kharkova

International Craft Awards & British Craft Awards Nomination

We have some super exciting news to share with you…
Chameleon have been nominated for not one but two awards this year!

The ‘best art range’ category in the International Craft Awards 2017 & the Papercraft Product of the Year for the Immediate Media British Craft Awards 2018!!

Exciting, right?!

The International Craft Awards received over 18,000 votes and the British Craft Awards had over 21,500 votes last year from readers and online visitors., But this year, w
ith your help from the Chameleon community we’re hoping to help them top it!

So, we’re asking you guys for a small favour, and that is to VOTE FOR CHAMELEON to win! But not only are you giving us a chance to win, but by casting a vote in these awards, you’re also giving yourself a chance to WIN, an incredible three-night mini break with the International Craft awards and a £100 Amazon gift card with the British Craft Awards!

For more information on these competitions and how to vote simply click on the award names below

The British Craft Awards 2017

International Craft Awards 2018

It’s time to get voting! You have until the 17th December for the British Craft Awards and the 4th January 2018 for the International Craft Awards to get your votes in and don’t forget to let us know whether you’ve voted in the comments down below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgive this shameless request for votes but we do want our Marker Man Nick to be able to dust of his tuxedo to go to the awards!