Design Team Co-Ordinator and Artist In Residence
Hello Everyone! I am from the South Coast of England and live there with my Husband and two grown up children. I have crafted from an early age but took it up seriously about 14 years ago. After visiting a local craft shop for supplies, I was asked if I would be interested in teaching classes there. This led to me teaching at many other crafting groups in the area. Since 2011, I have worked on several design teams for various well-known craft companies and have had work published in magazines in the UK and USA. After finally realizing a dream to visit CHA a couple of years ago, I joined the Chameleon Team as a Resident Artist and Coordinator for the design team. I am so excited to have such an amazing design team to inspiration you this year! As for me, not only do I get to spend my days playing with craft supplies now, but I also get the chance to travel to craft shows, run workshops and demonstrate on TV for Create and Craft. It truly is a dream come true!
2016 Design Team
Hi, my name is Annette Allen from myclevercreations and I am so excited to be a designer for Chameleon once again. I live in Colorado and I am a stay at home wife. I have been crafting since 1997 and blogging since 2010. I enjoy many different crafts but my passion is card making and coloring. With this new year my goal is to start making videos. I look forward to inspiring and being inspired this new year. Life is good and I am blessed. Now lets get crafty.
Good day, my name is Ekaterina Oleinik. I live in the Ukraine, in the city of Khmelnitsky . I am 29 years old and I am a wife and mother . By profession I am a design-technologist in clothing. Professionally engaged in scrapbooking for 6 years. The last few years I have been keen on the technology of coloring of different illustrations. Chameleon Pens are perfect for this purpose. I am very glad to be back on the design team and I hope that I will make you happy and inspire you with my work with Chameleon Pens.
Hi! I’m Leah Cornelius and am a wife of 16 years to a wonderfully supportive husband and together we have three amazing kids that I am blessed to home school. When my first born was a baby a friend introduced me to the paper crafting world and I was hooked. I’d always loved arts and crafts from childhood and this was the perfect fit for me. That was nine years ago and I am still as passionate about it today. I am so thrilled to be on the Chameleon Pens Design Team this year and look forward to continuing to grow and share creative inspiration with the paper crafting community. Paper hugs!
Hi! I’m Monica (aka Mybonnetbee), a full time mum of two happy kids and a crafter in the time that I can steal from home duties. I live in Vigevano, a beautiful city in the West-Northern part of Italy, and I work as a stamping teacher in a shop in Milan. My passions are crocheting and card-making, especially the pop-up ones and watercolouring. Chameleon pens are my first alcohol markers and I love them! I’m very happy to be part of the Chameleon Design Team and I hope we will have much fun together with lots of creative projects!
Hi my name is Olesya Kharkova, I’m from Russia. Live with my husband who supports me in my passion for papercrafting. I spend most of my time on cardmaking and coloring, almost every day. I like to tell a story with my projects and make images come alive with coloring, so to speak. Every single project means a lot to me. I have been papercrafting for about 5 years but found “my path” only in 2014. As for the year 2016 I’m looking forward to start working with new mediums, try new techniques and be successful in what I’m doing.
Hi My name is Tanya Batrak, I live in Kyiv, Ukraine. I’m a mom to one cute little girl and a wife to a wonderful man. I have a passion for paper crafting, watercolour, photography, travelling and sometimes cooking. I run a craft blog and a site about scrapbooking. Few years ago I quit my office job and became a freelance graphic designer.
Hi my name is Monika Kuriata! I am a Scottish artist with a passion originated in my Polish roots. Poland is in my heart for many reasons, I spent my childhood there and gained my art skills and experience. But for nearly a decade now together with my husband, two children as well as a dog, a cat and two guinea pigs enjoy a beautiful life in magical Scotland. Since I can remember I’ve been drawing, painting and making things for my family and friends. This passion still develops and became an incredible journey. Doing drawings, paintings, cards, dough sculpture and any other crafts fit perfectly in my healthy lifestyle. In the course of this life I also became a nail artist where I can express myself in specific nail art designs. However the real art is the way I want to go. So looking forward to working with Chameleon Pens team which can make my art dreams come true. 2016 bring it on!