Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy Anniversary to our Friends at AlteNew,  as we Brits would say “we are chuffed to bits” to be included in this amazing hop, welcome to our blog, you should of arrived here from TaeEun Loo, scroll down to the end of this post if you wish to start this hop from the beginning.

Has it really been three years since AlteNew’s fabulous layering stamps and distinctive designs began to grace our craft tables, we love the versatility of their designs and how well they work with the full Chameleon Art Product Range!

Cathy has used the Peony ScrollsRemember this, Beautiful Day and Wood Pallet Background stamp sets to show how they can be colored using the Chameleon Pens, Pencils and Color Tops to get a soft no line finish on this card.

Cathy has created a simple step by step tutorial to show you how easy it is to create this Hugs and Happy Thoughts Card here.

Now a hop wouldn’t be a hop without some prizes would it?  AlteNew have gathered some awesome prizes so make sure you leave plenty of comments to boost your chances of winning.

Just look at the prize haul available, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. There are also 12 awesome companies who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

  • My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI

  • Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate

  • WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack

  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack

  • Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens

  • Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens

  • Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate

  • Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate

  • Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate

  • Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate

    Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 21 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs that are participating in the hop and will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 28th, 2017. AlteNew also have a Special Offer on their shop FREE U.S. shipping with code HAPPY3RD or $5 OFF international shipping with code ANNIVERSARY at checkout. Offer valid from April 11th through April 16th at 11:59 pm EDT. Not valid on prior purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.

For an extra chance to win another 5 pack of Chameleon Pens make sure you comment here and sign up to our creative community (it is free to join) and we will enter your name into the hat for the draw, leave your comments by the 30th April midnight GMT, we will announce the winner on our Winner Wednesday post the following month.

Next stop on the hop is

Kristina Werner

If you missed yesterday’s hop,  you can begin your journey here.


Here is the full list of today’s hoppers….enjoy!

Day 2: April 12, 9:00 AM EDT


Lydia Evans

Nichol Spohr

Ellen Hutson LLC

Erum Tasneem

Vincenza Gudor

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Flora Monika Farkas

TaeEun Yoo

Chameleon Pens

Kristina Werner

May Sukyong Park

Evelyn Yusuf

Keeway Tsao

The hop runs right through to the 14th April so make sure you don’t miss out on all the wonderful inspiration, thanks for joining us today!

330 Comments on “Altenew’s 3rd Anniversary Blog Hop + Giveaway”

  1. Angie Hall

    Thanks for the download of instructions. The addition of the colored pencils added great texture to the images. Beautiful card.

  2. Kathy Mc

    WOW, Cathy, this card is gorgeous! Those pens must be worth their weight in gold as the results are fabulous. Think I need to try these (winning some would be the encouragement I need).

  3. Natasha kara

    You card is fabulous Cathy. I really appreciate your step by step tutorial. I absolutely love colouring. You did such a beautiful job with these. I’ve been eyeing the chameleon markers but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Prehaps it’s time?

  4. Dana M

    Simply gorgeous! I love the clear card over the wood grain, lovely backdrop for the beautifully colored flowers.

  5. Shannon phelps

    This is a great opportunity I really love seeing posts from chameleon as they are so unique and amazing it’s just a shame that I have to stick to an art portfolio if I want to take A levels, really limits the fun, but still really love drawing and would really love to give these a go the posts on your page look so good and fun it’s just a shame I can’t find them in any of the art stores here in South Wales would absolutely love a set

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Shannon they are available direct from Chameleon in the U.K. Just go to

  6. Ann Marie Greenspan

    What a great selection of prizes……..I would love trying these Chameleon pens. I see them used all the time online but wonder if they really work like they are shown in the videos where you can get different shades out of one pen. I am very heavy handed when it comes to coloring. This would be a great opportunity to try the pens.

  7. Laura Miller

    Great inspiration and your coloring technique is marvelous. I simply don’t seem to have the patience. But I can certainly appreciate what others can accomplish. LOVELY.

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Laura it is so quick and easy with these pens, check out some of the videos on and you will see what I mean!

  8. Nandini Karmarkar

    Beautiful card. And thanks a ton for the wonderful tutorial. I have always been curious about these pens. Many of my questions are now answered. I have joined the newsletter to know more.

  9. Judy Clark

    Your flowers on acetate are absolutely stunning! What a beautiful effect! Thank you for including instructions.

  10. Angela W

    Wow! This card is amazing. It uses a lot of awesome Altenew products and shows how well they work together. The Chameleon pens colored each element beautifully!

  11. Elizabeth G

    Wow Lovely card i love the Wood Pallet Background stamp sets and how you have showed us fellow crafters of the colouring using the Chameleon Pens, Pencils and Color Tops and you got a soft no line finish on this card.

  12. Tracy Lustick

    Gorgeous ! Altenew makes it art so easy ! Congratulations for 3 inspirational years of creating life in stamps !

  13. Debbie Barba

    Love this card! Beautiful and I love the dimension! Thanks for the tutorial! I’ve been using your pens for a few years now and love them! Loving this blog hop! So much talent and inspiration here! Thanks for sharing yours!

  14. D.Ann C

    WoW! LOVE this idea of a clear front with those fabulously colored flowers! Congrats to Altenew on their 3rd anniversary! Thanks for sponsoring this fun celebration and for the extra chance too!!

  15. Lieve S

    Beautiful card; thank you for the step by step tutorial.
    I love the acetate front of the card.
    Happy Easter Greetings from Belgium.

  16. Louanne Collins

    Awesome coloring on that card! Love the double ended colored pencils – I’ll have to check those out! Happy 3rd Anniversary, Altenew!

  17. Teri Smith

    I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never heard of Chameleon Pens, but I’m really liking the vibrancy of them. This is such a unique card. Thanks for this idea.

  18. Angelina Quinones

    what a wonderful card. I have some of the markers and they are amazing. Thank you for the download am going to try this with the colors i have this weekend.

  19. Christine Duffy

    Love your card Cathy, and love my Chameleon pens, they are my go to and always on my desk, the pencils are on my list next! Fab effect with the frame, thank you for the tutorial, I am def gonna have a go.

  20. karenladd

    Wow, that acetate card front is such a creative and beautiful addition to the design! I’ve not tried Chameleon pens yet but am very intrigued. Already a member of your creative community.

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  22. Tracey Magner

    WOW, What a STUNNING card !!! the colors are AMAZING ! These pens are wild, I would love to try them, I am a marker geek, have tons of them and I think I might have to add these to my hugh stash. I am so dying to try them, it looks like u can do amazing things and cool blending with them, and I am all about the blending, got to either win these to try them or buy a pack to see if I get addicted like I am with all my other brands.

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      They are unlike any other marker and work in a different way, once you have mastered the techniques you will be hooked, I know I was!

  23. Linda F

    Kathy’s card is so beautiful. I love the way the flowers float over the woodgrain background. Thank you for the tutorial on how they are created.

  24. jan metcalf

    You had me with clear acrylic cardstock, one of my favorites, and then you added the pretty flowers! Thanks for joining the hop!

  25. Bev Wilkinson

    Love the creative layout of the card and how it highlights the beautiful coloring. I need to get your pens so I can master that technique!

  26. Manda

    Love the use of a clear front to this beautiful card, and that the white frame is die cut waste – what a great way to use everything up!

  27. Lorraine Buttner

    Love this card. The colors you chose for the peony scrolls stamps are absolutely gorgeous and I’m definitely going to try making a similar card. Thanks so much for the downloadable instructions.

  28. PA

    Absolutely Stunning card! Great Work! Well Done! I need to check out Chameleon Markers and Pencils when I go to Art Supply Warehouse on Friday for an event. 🙂

  29. Anonymous

    Your card is really beautiful. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have never tried the chameleon pens but the results are lovely. Thank you for participating in the blog hop and give away.

  30. Tracy A

    Very creative card. I recently saw someone use Chameleon Pencils in a video. They are now on my “got to have these” list.

  31. Liz O

    Gorgeous card design by Cathy! Thank you for participating of this celebration and for the chance to win some of your amazing pens! Have a wonderful day!

  32. Diane B

    Love the design. I really like what you did to the wood pallet background. I really want that stamp. I also love the use of acetate as the card base. The colouring is gorgeous.

    1. Barb MacAskill

      Not sure where the comment I left came from because it is nowhere near what I typed! Ugh!
      Here is my actual comment:
      Cathy’s card is magnificent! I love how she framed the inside sentiment and the acrylic card front is stunning! I definitely need to try making a similar card! TFS!

  33. Barb ,

    ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ the way Cathy framed the inside sentiment and the clear acrylic card front is stunning! I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to receive a card this beautiful! TFS!

  34. Kailash

    Fantastic coloring on those gorgeous flower images. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on a brilliant card design!!!

  35. Maureen McLaughlin

    Love the cards – I use a lot of different pens and inks etc for my cards and now you have given me the inspiration to elevate my Chameleon pens to the top of my list again!!
    thank you.

  36. BeverlyBL

    Your coloring is simply beautiful. Loved the design of your card. Thanks for being a sponsor for Altenew’s Anniversary hop.

  37. Daylene Strickland

    BEAUTIFUL card! I have only heard of these markers and they look very nice! Thank you for sharing!!

  38. carina

    I have been intrigued by the Chameleon pen. Just have not spent the money on any alcohol pens as I know once I start I won’t stop and I am trying to stay frugal right now.

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      We designed our alcohol pens so that you can achieve more with less, the full set is that not 50 colours but they allow us ou to get multiple tones out of each pen so you don’t have to have so many, give them a try, I am sure you will love them .

  39. Michelle R

    Truly beautiful. I love the few Chameleon markers I have or have used. I love Altenew products too. What a great combo. Thanks for the inspiration.

  40. Julie Quin

    Altenew create the most amazing layering stamps and together with the Chameleon pens with their vibrant colours is a match made in heaven. Definitely going to try these out

  41. Marie Siler

    I just purchased a one set of these pens, but haven’t used them yet. I’m looking forward to getting started.

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      The are so easy to use, crack them open and start colouring, we have loads of online videos and tutorials to help get you started

  42. Carol Celeste

    Absolutely beautiful — a good friend’s son is getting married, with a wood and flower theme invitations — I may need to CAS this card design

  43. bev p

    I really want to get some of the Altenew stamps to play with! Their florals are just amazing and make me want to forget laundry and color. I don’t have much experience with alcohol markers, but would like to learn more about them. Thanks for sharing, and for sponsoring!

  44. Leslie S

    Love this!! Beutiful card. Wonderful technique. Thanks to Altenew, and to everyone for joining in on all the fun!!

  45. Barbara Lassiter

    WOW! This was elevated to a step above with the use of the acetate. A beautiful card and so creative! I think Altenew is very proud! 🙂

  46. Susan Burtchell

    I had not heard of Chameleon pens. They sure do look lovely on this blog hop card, though! The brilliant colors on clear acetate, then layered on the wood look background is stunning. I am going to have to look into these pens!

  47. Sarah Miller

    Love, love, love your beautiful florals. I am so intrigued by the Chameleon pens. Would love to have them for my own coloring projects.
    Thank you for the photo tutorial…its awesome!

  48. Becca Yahrling

    I’m so intrigued by the coloring on the clear acetate. The card is
    gorgeous! Thanks for being a sponsor of this lovely hop.

  49. Mary L Makinen

    Thank you for offering the print out that can be used over and over and be conveniently at hand.
    I appreciate the thoughtfulness.

  50. Tracy Steinbach

    What a clever card it’s so pretty anyone what be honored to be on the receiving end of it! Thanks for sharing!

  51. Laura P.

    Thanks so much for the tutorial for this stunning card! I am new to your products and am intrigued. The coloring on the Altenew florals is beautiful!

  52. Rebecca Romines

    I love this card idea. I haven’t stamped on acetate much but it’s something I really want to try more of.

  53. Teresa Doyle

    WOW, this is extremely pretty. A wonderful job Cathy and I love how you incorporated so many sets in your card. So beautiful!

  54. pamboe

    I love to see the Peony stamp used as it is one of my favorites. The acetate caught my attention right away. Is that white line printed on the acetate or did you stamp it?

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      The white line is actually die cut waste, I had die cut a deckle edge rectangle from a piece of card and then used this with a regular rectangular die cut to create the frame.

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