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

Enza Gudor

Erum Tasneem

Nicole Picadura

Svitlana Shayevich

Chameleon Pens

Kelly Latevola

Flora Monika Farkas

Dana Gong

Vicky Papaioannou


344 Comments on “Altenew’s 4th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 1 + Giveaway”

  1. Jackie Price

    Beautiful cards! The colours are so rich and vibrant. The combination of the colour tone pencils and pens blend together so nicely. The flowers are gorgeous on that last card. The parrot is also coloured so beautifully. Thanks for the videos and step by step instructions too!

  2. berryblue

    I really enjoyed seeing what your pens can do! Wow! That leaf card is my favorite! Love the color changes in each leaf!

  3. Cheri

    Beautiful cards!! So vibrant & happy – the parrot is my favorite. Happy 4th Anniversary to Altenew – love their products & classes!

  4. Heather L DePasquale

    Your colors are so vibrant!! Must try your pens! Happy 4th Birthday Altenew! Thanks to everyone who contributed to this blog hop!

  5. Julie Wexler

    What a great combo: Altenew and Chameleon! Thanks for so beautifully showcasing both. Love the cards, videos and downloadable steps- so helpful !

  6. Henriëtte

    Gorgeous cards Cathy and such vivid colours. The combination of Chameleon pens and Altenew products is great. Thanks for your time, effort and the free instructions so whe can make the cards also.

  7. Gail Plaskiewicz

    Okay, I am in love with the cards you posted on here. First of all, I don’t own a die cutter so I can drool over your card with the leaves but I can’t make one. Oh Boo Hoo! LOL I love all the colors, especially my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. What a great card!
    I love all the colors on your parrot card and how you variegated some of the colors, especially the leaves. This one is also very colorful.
    The last card is my fave because it has flowers and it’s mostly yellow. Score! The couple who owned our house before we moved in loved flowers. The wife planted lots of them. However, we have had mutant ninja squirrels in our yard the past 4 years or so and we don’t have those flowers anymore. That’s what I love about coloring and stamping. I can stamp all the flowers I want and those mutant ninja squirrels can’t do anything to them!
    Thanks for showing us your colorful cards and for giving us the chance to win something! I already know what I want when I win and those pens you are giving as an extra, I so totally want those. Pretty please with sugar on top? LOL

    1. Cathy Andronicou Post author

      Good luck with the prize draw and we are so glad you have a way to still enjoy yellow flowers without those pesky ninja squirrels!

  8. Melody W

    WOW ! The colors of these marker are so pretty and the blending is so smooth ! I need to check these markers out. TFS.

  9. April Rogers

    Whoa boy… That is so cool! Love the instructions to go with all your inspirations. Thank you so much!!
    XO April

  10. Patt H.

    Beautiful cards! I’ve not used these pens before but will be trying them soon after seeing these gorgeous creations!

  11. Diane. T

    Love the Aloha theme stamp set and also the colors of the Chameleon pens. I never tried those before! The colors of your cards are awesome!

  12. Annalisa

    What gorgeous, bright colors you managed. And while the leaf diecut inlay might be easy, it is incredibly striking. The Mom one is also particularly lovely; I do enjoy the marker/pencil combo. Thanks for sharing these with us!

  13. Rachelle Arcaro

    Greetings! I love your blog! I am also super excited about this amazing giveaway! Crafty people rock!

  14. Liz Ford

    Like the Hawaii themed cards that Chameleon shared today for the anniversary of Altenew’s fourth anniversary!

  15. Cathy Lillie

    Awesome cards, especially the one with the parrot! This is the first time I’m seeing your markers and pencils but they look really interesting. Thanks for joining in the Altenew celebration!

  16. Teresa L

    Wow, I am just seeing your markers & pencils for the first time. All three cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talents.

  17. Charly

    The Chameleon pens look so vivid! Lovely blending in combination with the amazing stamps from Altenew.
    Thank you for sharing!

  18. Susan O'Halloran

    Wow! I have never seen Chameleon pens in action before; color me amazed! The three cards are beautiful and amazing. I am in love with the rainbow leaf card!

  19. Jennifer Rasnick

    After seeing this blog and these projects I’m convinced! I’m going to be purchasing your pens very soon! They just may make me look like I’m an actual coloring artist!

  20. Sara Emily Barker

    I tried clicking on the title of this post as instructed to leave a comment, but that didn’t work. Hopefully this will be ok. These cards are beautiful colored with the Chameleon pens! Love the ombre effect! Can’t wait to try using them!

  21. Joyannie

    The colors you used are soft and yet refreshing, vibrant and yet subtle…and with the layers combined, they altogether make your work come alive…the making process must’ve been an amazing journey for E.V.E.R.Y.O.N.E

  22. Evelyne Jackman

    So cool cards!! Thank you so much for giving those instructions, they are terrific!! These are awesome cards!

  23. Tawna

    Amazing! I’ve never seen these pens before. I’ll have to definitely check them out. I love the cards that you’ve put together!

  24. Helen

    Already being a member of your creative community, I appreciate the wonderful creations that happen when using your markers and pencils. The lovely creations you’ve shared on this blog hop, only confirm my appreciation of your products. Thanks for sharing in this wonderful anniversary blog hop.

  25. Rexann

    I love the cards you Created, Makes me want to Go on Vacation and send myself the Bird card, LOL I signed up for the membership and now commenting!! Thanks for sharing and The chance to win!!

  26. Paula Fuller

    All three cards are really nice, my favorite being the tropical aloha card. I have really enjoyed this blog hop. Thanks to everyone for a very inspirational experience at every stop along the way.

  27. Cassie L

    Such beautiful vibrant cards! Love these colors! I really want to try the markers & colored pencils one day!

  28. Kristina

    Amazing cards! I love chameleon pens and Altenew, together they’re unstoppable! Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Liz O

    Wonderful card designs, thanks for being part of this celebration hope! Love your products! Have a great day!

  30. Lynn MT

    Thank you for all the tutorials. The vivid colors on all of the samples are fabulous, especially when all I see outside is white!!

  31. Beverly Chester

    Amazing cards using Altenew and Chameleon! Wow! The colors are just amazing on these cards, so vibrant! Thank you for sharing!

  32. MandaLJ

    Wow – all three cards are beautiful with fantastic colouring! I especially like the parrot – so lovely!

  33. Dawn Jones

    The colors from these pens and pencils are so vibrant, I’m going to have to try a set. Perfect examples with the Altenew products.

  34. Laurie Pickerel

    Love your cards and especially loved the video that showed how you used those pens – how cool!

  35. Katie Sterry

    Happy birthday Altenew!!! You truly stand apart and have the most beautiful products! I look forward to what comes next!!!

  36. Kimberly Ostgard

    Love your colors and the colored projects altenew stamps beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Have a blessed day!

  37. Marcia

    Love the way you used the pens. I have them and haven’t used them much. I’m going to try this with the stencils.

  38. Kathy McCluskey

    Cathy, your cards are so beautiful! That coloring is absolutely stunning! Thank you for making a video for each card showing us how you made them….so helpful!!

  39. Karen Hale

    WOW, cool pens! Thanks for the tutorials, had never seen them in action. Beautiful projects with vivid colors.

  40. Renate Harrison

    Wow, the colors just pop off the page. You make it look so easy, will need to get me some of these pens and the leaf die. Thanks for the video!!

  41. Diane Maki

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a set of 5 Chameleon markers. And Happy 4th Anniversary to Altenew!!!!

  42. Erica Marroquin

    Amazing card, love all the bold and bright colors used with the leaf die from Altenew. Thanks for sharing!

  43. Cheryl Cain

    I’ve always loved this leaf background die, but it looks even more amazing colored this way, beautiful!

  44. Anne Roberts

    The Chameleon pens blend beautifully and are very unique. A friend introduced me to them, and I am so glad she did. I like the way that you used them on the unbe-leaf-able card. Thank you for the inspiration!

  45. Jnana Bryant

    Love the background technique on you Aloha card and with the parrot over it — just stunning! Beautiful cards!

  46. bev p

    Such beautiful effects. I have to say…I never saw the need for the ink sprays until I saw the second card! I love how it looks behind the leaves and how it compliments the entire composition. And I could not believe how simple the coloring looked for the first one, especially after I stared at it a while before watching the video! Thanks so much. I have two Chameleon pens that were parts of card kit subscriptions, so I haven’t gotten to play with them this way. I am intrigued by the new color tops. Thanks so much for your tutorial as well as sponsoring this hop.

  47. Lindar C

    These cards are gorgeous! The leaf cover plate die is one of my favorite so I’m going to try and make that card.

  48. Lolita D

    Gorgeous cards! I’ll have to experiment with some of my things now too. Thanks for sharing the information!

  49. Carol Rossouw

    Beautiful cards with gorgeous products. Congratulations to my favourite stamp company! I’m so glad I discovered Altenew early on with one of my all-time favourite stamp sets – Vintage Roses. Since then I have been stunned again and again by their beautiful products – especially their layering flowers. Here’s to many more happy years!

  50. Meralyn

    I’m intrigued to try these pens because of this post! The blend results look amazing and the card designs are stunning. Looks like I’ll be spending quite some time browsing the Chameleon Creative Community. Happy 4th Anniversary Altenew!

  51. Liz

    Altenew has beautiful flower stamps. Their build-a-flower sets are amazing. I can’t wait to see what stamps they come up with next and see all these talented ladies show case Altenew stamps with their beautiful cards they share with us all!

  52. Cheryl Igel

    Thank you for the great ideas. Hoping I win your pens so I can try them out! I have looked at them but been hesitant to try them.

  53. Teresa Doyle

    WOW Cathy, this isn’t your first time doing this! Holy smokes, what awesome cards! Loved the videos and I have been intrigued with Chameleon pens and coloured pencils for some time now. When you coloured the beautiful parrot I was REALLY impressed! Beautiful job on all of the cards!

  54. Ellen P De Matos

    I can’t believe that you can get such gradation with markers. I want to learn!
    Thank you for the opportunity

  55. Susan Gosman

    Thank you for supporting Altenew! If not, I would not have found Chameleon Pens! I have the Altenew leaf die and have downloaded the coloring instructions. Looking forward to learning more about Chameleon.

  56. Linda Price

    I love these cards! So colorful and unique…The leaf die background, and parrot stamp set has so much potential. Thanks for giving me a couple of great ideas.

  57. MJ

    Beautiful cards. I have wanted to try those pens but I am waiting for the funds. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.

  58. Debbie Selby

    All of these are out of this world. Love the Aloha one the most and need to watch the video ASAP. Wowzer.

  59. Christie Brooks

    Wow!!! I love the colors of each of the cards. The leaf cover die really pops with the different colors used. Cool pens!

  60. Lisa

    wow wow wow !!! thank you so much for the tips on colouring !!! I learned a lot and I now have to try immediately !! 🙂

  61. Robin Walston

    I love your pens and am always looking for tips for using them. Thanks for the great cards and videos. I signed up for your community.

  62. Teresa Selby

    Love your cards and using chameleon pens looks so easy to do. The colors are bright and I like that. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

  63. joy meadows

    I do not have any of your pens!! May have to invest in them soon!! Love Altenew and the cards you’ve shown today are simply gorgeous.

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