Time for a Giggle

We all need to have a giggle every now and again and with National Cartoonist Day happening this Friday we asked some of our team to come up with fun cards, Olesya has created a little laugh from nature with this cute scene.

By Olesya Kharkova

I am sure many of us can relate to this with a pet that has stolen something fresh baked off the counter..I only have to think back to a recent trip to Canada where my lovely friend Julia’s dog chose to gobble my freshly made popcorn when I wasn’t looking, all I could do was laugh after seeing the dogs guilty face!

Olesya said “When I saw these cute forest critters from Hero Arts set and the cookies from Lawn Fawn set I thought they should be together no matter what :)”  We think they are perfect together!

You can re-create Olesya’s Snack Time card  by downloading the step by step instructions here.

Our Last Friend Friday With Penny Black

Wow this month has flown by and our team have had so much fun playing with our Friends at Penny Black, their stamp and die collection are the perfect match for our art products!

Today Olesya shares inspiration using our pens and the new Chameleon Color Tone pencils.

By Olesya Kharkova

Olesya said “I love coloring and making cards with any type of flora. This die from Penny Black called Berries and Leaves is a perfect tool for me. I can color it to match any season, can die cut a bunch of leaves and make wreaths, the possibilities are endless.”

Wow this Leafy Greeting card design really pops against the black background, if you would like to see how Olesya created this card you can download the instructions here.

Olesya is also a self confessed cute addict and couldn’t resist creating a design from the Penny Black Bubbly Transparent set .

Olesya said “I’m a bag fan of Penny Black cat stamps. And it goes without saying that I’ve chosen a cat with the balloons for my card. Adorable little guy for a motivating card!”

If you would like to see how to create the  A Cat with the Balloons card you can download the photo step out instructions here.

We are giving you the opportunity to enter our competition to win a pack of our pens to try for yourself , so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait our friends at Penny Black have also given us a prize pack to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of the hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our Chameleon Creative Community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st May 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we next have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Penny Black and to Tayna’s blog for a bonus project!  Just click on their names below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us today and don’t forget to check back next week for more Chameleon inspiration.

Penny Black

Oleysa Kharkova

Too Much Chocolate!

Now Easter is officially over we just had to share this card that Leah created, it reflects how we all feel after scoffing all those chocolate eggs!

By Leah Cornelius

Leah said her inspiration for this project was birthdays,  she said “as you get older can come with more humor and I was inspired by this image and sentiment! I do agree that dessert should always be eaten first. Chameleon pens are always the perfect touch to bring images to life!”

You can download Leah’s Funny Fluffles card instructions here.

More Friend Friday Inspiration With Penny Black

Welcome back to another Friend Friday with our good friends at Penny Black, have you seen their latest release that they showcased last week?  Oh my we all have stamp and die envy here!  Today Tanya joins us with wonderful projects that combine Penny Black’s high quality stamps with the Chameleon Art Product range. First up is this adorable gift bag….we think she was inspired by the new  kittens that our Marketing Manager Nick just brought home.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “I like that I can use the Chameleon Pens almost on all surfaces, even to decorate the gift bag.”

If you would like to try and make a gift bag like Tanya’s you can download the photo step out instructions here.

Tanya has also created a gift tag with catitude!

Why not have a go at making Tanya’s Friend Tag by downloading the instructions here.

We are giving you the opportunity to enter our competition to win a pack of our pens to try for yourself , so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait our friends at Penny Black have also given us a prize pack to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of the hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our Chameleon Creative Community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st May 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we next have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Penny Black and to Tayna’s blog for a bonus project!  Just click on their names below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us today and don’t forget to check back next week for more inspiration.

Penny Black

Tanya Batrak

 

 

Announcing Live Workshops in the UK

Ever wanted one on one tuition on how to use Chameleon Pens or even wanted to try before you buy?  Well now is your chance, Chameleon will be hosting live all day workshops!

We have two events scheduled this month, Bristol on the 22nd April and Ringwood on the 29th April.

Join us for a full day workshop where Cathy, Chameleon Pens lead designer and Create & Craft representative, will teach you techniques using Chameleon Pens whilst creating beautiful projects you can take home.

You will get to play with the full 52 set of Chameleon colours whilst learning how to achieve the smoothest blends and get more out of your pens than you ever thought possible.

You will have the chance to be amongst the first to play with our newest products, the Chameleon Pencils and our new Color Tops.

All materials and tools will be provided and will even have the latest Go Press and Foil machine for you to see demonstrated and see how they work with your Chameleon Pens.

You will get the chance to learn both beginner techniques to advanced with one on on tuition from the Chameleon team. Whilst taking home several finished projects.

Tea/Coffee and lunch (menu choice will be sent before attendance) are included too as part of the day.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment, introductory cost of only £75 for the whole day to include all the above.

Locations: 

22nd of April 2017 Keynsham Conservative Club, 22 High Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DQ

29th of April 2017 Ringwood Conservative Club, 22 Christchurch Rd, Ringwood BH24 1DN

 

 

Easter Egg Decorating

Have you started your egg hunt yet?  If not you could decorate your eggs just like Monica has here.

By Monica Maldarella

Monica said ” I was always fascinated by the traditional decoration of Easter eggs, especially the ones with geometric motives and wax designs. Chameleon pens are perfect to create a colorful decoration onto the egg shell, like a mandala. And the embossing powder works good as wax for a 3D effect. I love the elegant result.”

If you would like to try and make some Easter Eggs like Monica’s then you can download the full instructions here.

Thank you for joining us today and we hope that the Easter bunny left you lots of Chocolate eggs.

Friend Friday Continues with Penny Black Inc

We are back today with our wonderful friends  Penny Black!  As you saw from last week’s inspiration their products are amazing and work beautifully with the Chameleon range of artist materials.

Monica joins us today with two stunning projects, her first is super cute and will make you all go awww.

By Monica Maldarella

Monica used  Penny Black’s Fairy Sweet transparent set and her Chameleon Pens to create this project, she said, “I have turned to Penny Black stamps for many years, and I love the sweet designs of the characters. I think this baby fairy set is adorable and I love to color each accurate details.

If you would like to see how Monica created this Fairy Sweet Card you can download the instructions here.

But wait…there’s more…Monica has also created this gorgeous floral card.

By Monica Maldarella

Monica only used 3 Chameleon pens to create this card along with Penny Black’s Bejewelled Stamp. Monica said “Slapstick stamps are one of my favorite, because they are perfect for a watercolored effect. They are also perfect for the no line coloring technique with Chameleon pens, too.”

You can download the instructions on how to create this Slapstick Flower Card here.

 


We are giving you the opportunity to enter our competition to win a pack of our pens to try for yourself , so why not have a go and enter today, we will put your name in our Chameleon hat and draw a winner for a 5 pack of Chameleon Pens of your choice, but wait our friends at Penny Black have also given us a prize pack to give away too, so we will pick a second name out of the hat to win this prize too!  To enter leave a comment at the end of this post and sign up to join our Chameleon Creative Community  (it’s free to join), the draw will close at midnight GMT on the 1st May 2017.  The winner will be announced on our blog when we next have a Winner Wednesday post.

Now how about we get hopping with our friends at Penny Black!  Just click on their name below to be taken to their blog.  Thanks for joining us today and don’t forget to check back next week for more inspiration.

Penny Black

Easter Home Decorations

As Easter is less than a month away our thoughts turn to the celebration, not just the Chocolate eggs, or the Cards, oh did I mention Chocolate, Yum yes Chocolate, oh sorry got a bit pre-occupied there with the mention of chocolate……but it is a time when family gets together and like Christmas it is nice to have themed decor for the home.  Tanya has created this wonderful home decor egg which would make the perfect table centre piece.

By Tanya Batrak

Tanya said “No matter what I decide to create, the Chameleon Pens will help me implement all my creative ideas! This huge yarn egg is so easy to make and it will look amazing as an Easter home décor.”

How cool is that string egg?  If you would like to have a go at creating Tanya’s Easter home decor project you can download the instructions here.

Why not share your home decor creations made with Chameleon Art Products on our Facebook page, alternatively just send CHOCOLATE!

 

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.

Altenew

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

Day 2: April 12, 9:00 AM EDT

Altenew

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!

Easter Egg-straveganza

Welcome to today’s Easter Egg-straveganza, with our designer Annette Allen. With Easter only a week away we wanted to inspire you with this scrummy egg card design.

by Annette Allen

Annette has used Chameleon Pens to colour all the little eggs on the front of this card, we love how each color gives multiple tones giving the appearance of shape and dimension with each of the little eggs.

If you would like to recreate Annette’s Happy Easter Card you can download full photo step out instructions here.

Thanks for joining us today don’t forget to join us later this week for Friend Friday.