A Teacher’s Gift

I am sure you recall the image of an apple on the teacher’s desk being a fitting gift…but what would be even better (according to the teachers I know) is CHOCOLATE! Sandra has created the perfect Chocolate gift to give to your Children’s teacher.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “It’s this time of the year when you say Thank You to your Teacher that spends a lot of time with our little ones. Here is a cute little gift box full of Chocolate for your teacher. For me this is the best way to say Thank You, after all there is never enough Chocolate.”

If you would like to recreate Sandra’s Thank you gift you can download the full instructions here.

This great little gift is perfect for the beginning and end of term just so that the teacher knows how much they are appreciated.

Another Friend Friday with Rosy Owl


Welcome to our Friend Friday with Rosy Owl, our team are having so much fun using our pens with their dies on  Foamiran to create stunningly realistic flowers.  They are so easy to create anyone can do it with our cool guides to help you along the way!

Jessica joins us today creating a card using only two Chameleon Pens, yes all that shading on the flower was created with just one Mauve pen.

By Jessica Sanders

Jessica said ” My card is inspired by the simple way we can encourage others by giving them a card or flowers. I wanted to create a floral card that would brighten a friend’s day. Creating a soft floral effect is easy and fun with Rosy Owl dies and my Chameleon Pens.  The three sizes of Rosy Dot Heart Flower dies are perfect for layering.  The leaves and stamens add the perfect finishing touch to the card.”

If you would like to have a go at creating this Just Because encouragement card you can download the instructions here.

If you are wanting to get your hands on some of the Foamiran or the pretty stamen, we bought ours here  https://www.crafteezee.co.uk , they stock a wide range of foam colors and stamen.

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 September 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 Rosy Owl to see what they have been creating with our pens, just click their name below!

Rosy Owl

Winner Wednesday

Yes it is another Winner Wednesday, did you comment on our Casual Fri-Day hop and sign up to our creative community?

Then it might be you!

So a big congratulations to

Manda

Who left the following comment

“Such beautiful cards! Love the colours used!”

Manda, please can you contact me at blog@chameleonpens.com and let me have your address, phone number and color choice from the 5 pack selections available. (Click the image below to see all the color options)

Get On Your Teacher’s Right Side!

As daunting as it can be to go to school with a new term and a new teacher what better way to make a good start than by giving them a card, Ilina has created this cool dictionary card which is perfect for the occasion.

By Ilina Crouse

Ilina said “My 3 kids are in preschool over 10 hours a day, 5 days a week, so teachers are essential part of their lives and their development. I can never thank their teachers enough for taking care of them every single day, teaching them and sometimes spoiling them too. I try to make their teachers feel appreciated as much as possible. So, hope you enjoy this teacher’s card and that I’ve inspired you to think how big a role teachers play (or already played) in your children’s (grandchildren’s lives etc). And if you are a teacher, thank you for all you do for the children.”

If you would like to see how to re-create Ilina’s card you can download the Teacher Card instructions here.

You could even get the children to color in the images with the pencils to give it that extra personal touch…why not share your children’s coloring with Chameleon Pencils on our Facebook page!

Friend Friday Continues With Rosy Owl

Welcome back to another Friend Friday with Rosy Owl, we hope you enjoyed all the inspiration last week, weren’t those flowers amazing and so easy to create using Rosy Owl dies and Chameleon Pens!

If you haven’t come across Chameleon Pens before they allow you to get a blend from light to dark with just one pen…….HOW AMAZING IS THAT?!  You can see them in action on our web page just click the image below.

Sandra has taken the Rosy Dot Heart Flowers die and created this lovely bouquet card.

By Sandra Kustić Uzur

Sandra said “I was a florist and in my heart I will always be one. I love flowers and they inspire
me. Their colors, the smell, their variations… they are so special. Each and everyone of them has something beautiful. That is my inspiration for today’s card. It’s a small Bouquet for that special someone that I admire.”

If you would like to recreate Sandra’s Flower Bouquet card you can download the instructions here.

If you are wanting to get your hands on some of the Foamiran or the pretty stamen, we bought ours here  https://www.crafteezee.co.uk , they stock a wide range of foam colors and stamen.

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 September 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 Rosy Owl to see what they have been creating with our pens, just click their name below!

Rosy Owl

Back to School Note Book

It is that time of year when you either see parents weeping at the gates of school as they see their young ones off for the first time, or the returning Mums that are doing the happy dance that the holidays are finally over and peace is restored!

But wait, they need school supplies to help organise those little brains. So Jessica has created a cool way to personalise their notebooks.

By Jessica Sanders

Rainbows are really on trend this year so your children will find these super cool!

Why not watch the video to see how easy these are to create.

Or alternatively you can download the instructions to Jessica’s Jazzy Rainbow Notebook here.

Why not let us know what little goodies you packed your little ones off with this term?

It is Friend Friday With Rosy Owl

We are so excited to share with you one of the latest crafting trends of creating flowers with Foamiran and Rosy Owl dies.  Lucky for us we get to play with our Friends at Rosy Owl for the whole month!
Rosy owl was set up to fulfil the dream of having Polish Sentiment dies, but then diversified into creating flower and leaf dies. Their dies are of excellent quality and cut beautifully through the Foamiran sheets.


Today, Tracy shares a scrapbook layout that incorporates Rosy Owl Dies with Chameleon Art Products.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy Said “These sweet Rosy Owl dies were my inspiration to create. I wanted to create a garden of layered blooms with light hues to accompany this oh so sweet photo.”

You can see how to create this Rosy Owl Layout by downloading the photo step out instructions here.

If you want to get your hands on some of the Foamiran or the pretty stamen, we bought ours here:  https://www.crafteezee.co.uk , they stock a wide range of foam colors and stamen.

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 September 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 Rosy Owl to see what they have been creating with our pens, just click their name below!

Rosy Owl

Chameleon Weddings

Well we hope you have enjoyed this month’s wedding theme on the blog and that it has inspired you to make for your own wedding event or create something special for the bride and groom to remember that special day!

Our Chameleon family have had a lot of weddings over the years and thought it would be a fitting end to share a photo of some of our special days, so get a coffee, sit back and enjoy…please try not to laugh too much and spill your coffee at some of the more light hearted photos, or fashion sense back in the day!

Our design team co-ordinator and artist in residence Cathy with her husband Ren.

One of our beautiful design team ladies Tanya.

The lovely Tracy with her husband Sean, in a lovely romantic setting- can you guess where?

The Beaming couple that is our design team member Sandra with her husband Goran.

The Lovely Jessica from our design team and her husband John.

Sweet Ilina another of our design team with her husband Sean.

Our design team member Olesya was jumping for joy at her wedding to Viktor.

Gordon our Commercial Director with his wife Anna, Gordon has promised to answer  any questions relating to what is worn under the kilt if asked!

Tom our Sales Manager with his lovely new wife Jen.

We do have other Chameleon staff that are married but they are sooooooooo old that cameras and photos weren’t invented then, so you will just have to use your imagination for those!

We will be back soon with more crafty inspiration.

The Wedding Album

There is nothing more enjoyable than sitting down and sharing the memories of your big day by looking through your wedding album!  So it goes without saying that you would want that album to be special…that is exactly what Tanya has done with her wedding photos, sit back and enjoy her day.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya has created a beautiful wedding album cover and then followed the color theme through on the album pages, she said “You know why I like to color with Chameleon pens, they don’t warp the paper unlike the watercolor.”  Which is a great tip for any projects where there is a risk that the paper will wrinkle!

If you would like to take a closer look at how Tanya created this Wedding Album you can download the instructions here.

 

 

 

A Wedding Layout

The big day has been and gone, the presents opened and now it is time to review the photos….so many to go through!   Today Tracy shares how to turn one of your photos into a priceless keepsake album page to look back on over the years to come.

By Tracy McLennon

Tracy has used a unique watercolor technique allowing you to use your Chameleon pens in a whole new way to get this soft effect. Tracy said “I like to experiment and loved that one of my experiments turning into this “watercolor” technique using Chameleon pens. I just had to share.”

If you would like to see how to achieve this water color effect you can download the Watercolor Wedding Layout Instructions here.

Why not share your Chameleon adorned wedding photos with us on Facebook..we may even share a few of ours!!!