A hearty welcome to SanDee&amelie's challenge blog!

We are so glad that you stopped by our little steampunk corner!
Whether you are a dedicated tag or card maker, art journaler or mixed media lover - this might be the right place for you!
For more information about the rules and the little "steampunk/industrial twist" we ask of you, please check the "about" stuff and then simply jump in and create!

If you are new to steampunk and not sure if this is "your thing", maybe take a look at our winners gallery on pinterest (use the linking button on our side bar). You will find that we're mainly a mixed media challenge blog with a little twist towards steampunk, industrial and/or vintage. So why not give it a try?

We are looking forward to seeing your fab projects entered to one of our challenges soon!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Stash/Forgotten Stash - Part Two

Hi, servus and welcome back to part two of our

New Stash/Forgotten Stash 

steampunk/industrial challenge! It is time for Team B to show their projects and share with us the reveal of their new or old stash they used. If you haven't already checked out the Team A makes I highly recommend you do so! And if you want to make my team really really happy, please, take a minute or two to visit their blogs and leave them a little love. ;)

Our challenge is open until the end of the month as usual. And as usual we are giving away two prize packages being generously donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces. NOT USUAL is the fact that only this once you are allowed to also enter a make that dates back to January (as we are sure that you got some awesome stuff for Christmas that you already may have used on one or the other awesome steampunk or industrial project and it would be a shame to not share them with us over here).

But enough talk for now - let's take a look at the makes of Team B:

created this truly amazing steampunk doll
using new stash (her new DecoArt media products) AND forgotten stash as well
(the wooden doll frame)

went into the "SteamPINK" this month using her new Carabelle Studio
Steampunk Heart stamp and some cool Duck Tape her son gave to her as a gift. (she said that she got rather a strange look from him when she asked for Duck Tape for Christmas ;) 
And last but not least she also found some forgotten boozybear chipboard pieces to use too! 

Maura says: "A steampunk heart under pressure definitely needs a corset" 

and I agree ;)

used an old book box alongside this fab new gentleman chipboard to 
create this masterly home decor piece:


went for forgotten stash of embellishments

and new metallic pigments


- Claudia -

used my new Village Brownstone die I gave to myself for Christmas alongside
my old favourites - DecoArt Metallic Lustres - to create my "Little Metal Steampunk Home" ;)


What did you get for Christmas that you could show off with? Or did you recently find some old almost forgotten treasures on your shelves to create some fab steampunk mixed media projects with? We are soooo curious to learn about your new and old things from your stash - so play along and join in the fun! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Monday, February 13, 2017

Top5 and Prize Winners of our January 2017 Challenge

Servus, dear steampunk and industrial friends!

I am back from our skiing holidays (and it was just wonderful!) and in the meantime the team have chosen their Top 5 among the entries to our January challenge - so it is about time to announce them and also let you know who won the prize packages from our two wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear!

If you haven't already noticed - we have a new DecoArt media prize bundle for 2017 and it contains these fab items:

So don't hesitate! Take the chance and play along and maybe you will be one of our lucky prize winners soon! (our prize winners get drawn randomly among all proper entries). If you want to find out if you are among the prize winners this time, just read on to the end of the post ;)

In January our players and the design team all shared our three favourite steampunk or industrial style projects from 2016 and it was such a pleasure visiting and re-visiting your personal favs! We decided to pick single projects from the Top3 collections as our Top5 this time and here they come:

"The Light" assemblage

"Celebrate Your Style"
birthday card

Steampunk Shrine

document folder


"Ma Petite Alchemie"


Huge congrats, ladies, and thank you all so very much for playing along with us and sharing your wonderful mixed media pieces! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs!

Top5 badge


Our actual challenge "New Stash/Forgotten Stash" is in full swing and I would like to invite you to come back in two days to see the projects of Team B go live. If you haven't taken a look at the makes of Team A I highly recommend you do so. Simply click HERE to get to the challenge post. 

For our February challenge we ask you to share a steampunk or industrial style project that you created using either something new you got for Christmas or something old that you have almost forgotten about. Or both if you want to ;) 
Just this once we also allow makes being entered that you have already created and posted about on your blogs in January!!! Please, if you enter one of these, make sure to add a link to our challenge or challenge blog to the according post. Thank you!

And now on to our prize winners (no, no, I haven't forgotten...;)

Aaaaand the DecoArt media prize bundle goes toooo......


A surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear
goes to:


Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, Sara and Senna! Please, contact me via email (see side bar) so we can arrange everything! DecoArt prize winners, please, also add your phone number to your shipping data as DecoArt require a phone number as well. 


See you all in two days when it's time to share the Team B makes!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"New Stash/Forgotten Stash" - the February Challenge at SanDee&amelie's

Hello, hi, servus and welcome (back) to our little mixed media steampunk corner in challenge blogland!

As we started off the new year with a "Best of 2016" and as I am sure that many of us got some awesome craftin' goodies for Christmas that we want to show off with, the February challenge is the perfect occasion to do so by creating something using the new "goodness". But - if you are like me - there is also some good old stash that sits in a corner on a shelf, almost forgotten, waiting for us to be used and put back to life again too....so our challenge theme for February is

New Stash/Forgotten Stash

and as always it is an "anything goes" as long as it is somehow steampunk or industrial style-ish  and follows our few and simple challenge rules.

And as I know (and have already spotted during my visits via facebook or blogger) that many of you have already created some awesome steampunk mixed media stuff in January but couldn't enter it due to the challenge theme back then I will only this once allow makes from January being entered too! But only this once!!! Simply because it would be a shame if you couldn't share them on here, right? So IF you have already used some of your new stash and created a project - share! And if you are only starting on one - share too (as soon as it is finished)! If you use just one of the two or both - new AND forgotten stash - is all up to you. But, please, name the new/forgotten stash in your posts! 

 January winners and Top 5 will be announced on a Monday this time as I will be away on skiing holidays - so Monday, 13th February it will be and not a Saturday as usual

My wonderful team have been very busy and creative again - so a bundle of awesome inspiration is waiting for you!!! Here we go!

received a new toy for Christmas - a button maker machine! So you can find some awesome selfmade buttons (or badges) on her lovely mixed media journal page. She once more used one of her fab Gelli plate backgrounds. 

Zoja's altered calendar includes both - 
new stash: new DecoArt paints, rusty embellishments, chandelier crystal and antique head;
and forgotten stash : golden dragonfly and papers.

tells us a bit about herself:
"Many, maaany years ago my crafting journey started with jewellery-making. I've recently discovered a forgotten stash of wire from back then and decided to use it as part of my background, in combination with my new stash of beautiful colors of DecoArt Misters."

received some new computer games for Christmas 
and has created a book box to store them in.


decided to use both - new and old stash on her lovely heart wall hanging.


There will be more inspiration from Team B on the 15th as usual and you are also invited to visit the teamies' blogs to find out more about their makes and if you want to make them happy, please, leave a short comment on their blogs so they know you were there and liked what you saw! Thank you! You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. 

The February challenge will - as usual - be opened until the end of the month and don't forget that you are this once allowed to enter a project that was already made and posted about in January and that fits the challenge theme! We wouldn't want to miss any of your new or forgotten treasures! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Our January 2017 Challenge - Part Two

Hi, servus and salut! So good to see you back and you're just in time to check out part two of our January challenge which asks you to share your

Top 3
2016 Steampunk/Industrial Projects

Team A have already shared their picks with you (check those out over HERE) and now it is time to present what the rest of my wonderful DT have chosen as their favourites!

If you haven't checked out our Top 5 and prize winners from the December challenge, click HERE.

Our January challenge is open until the end of the month and as always we will pick two prize winners and our Top 5 among all proper entries. All you have to do to get eligible is to revisit your 2016 steampunk and industrial projects (all of them - not just the ones you made for our challenges!), pick your three favs and share them with us in a newly written up post with images and links to the three original posts in it. We are impatiently waiting to see what you will pick! 

But now - finally - on to our second round of of steampunk/industrial favourites:

My first choice for the best of theme, of course, is my winner project from DecoArt Media - under the sea...i am still happy about that.
The other both projects are a little bit older...but it was a great fun to work them too.

Juni 2016


and last but not least my lovley project a tribute of the crow
April 2016


My first choice is.
The Ravages Of Time

My second choice is a

My third choice is A journal spread
Boozy Bear with Deco Art

Page two

Cheers Dee x


It was a challenge to go back through all of my work
 and just pick out three, but I did it! I love to read
Steampunk fiction and it really jumpstarts my imagination.

Eyes Tested 
So much fun to transform plain old rubber goggles into funky
 metallic ones worthy of an airship pirate.

Imagining giant koi in space that can ride time waves
 in my art journal....

This canvas took me deep below the ocean, and I got to try out
rust paste and work with Tyvek.

Here's to a new year filled with steampunk goodness!

My all time favourite is a steampunk meadow.

My second pick is a tiny little steampunk top hat that was really fun to make.

My third pick is a more recent project - a rusty box.


My Home is ..December 2015


Human Heart

February 2016

 Shining Moments May 2016

It was of course hard to pick my favourites as I have been on this DT since the very beginning of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges in 2013 (being the co-founder) and have a lot to choose from - but narrowing them down also meant to revisit all of them and that brought a lot of sweet memories back.

July 2014

"Stand Alone Tray Canvas Invention"

Now, dear players, it's your turn to show us your 2016 favourites among your steampunk/industrial mixed media, tag, card, altered, painted,....projects! We can't wait to see what you will pick! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, January 7, 2017

New Year - New Top 5 - New Prize Winners!

Yay! 2017 is already in full swing and it's time for our first Top 5 and prize winners announcement of the new year!

The team and I hope that you all had lovely holidays and wish that your new year may be filled with loads of joy, fun and success on your new creative adventures! We also want to say thank you to those who made the time to play along with us in December! Picking our favourites was hard as always but pick we did!

But before the Top 5 will be announced I want to add "New Year - New Prize" to our headline, as I have put together a new DecoArt media prize bundle for you, so those who might win another time don't get the same products again...and of course this is a wonderful opportunity to introduce to you some other products from DecoArt media's wide range of fab mixed media stuff!

I so hope that you will like what I have chosen for the 2017 DecoArt media prize bundle! There's some black modeling paste and white crackle paint, then one of my favs - Liquid Glass - and two of the antiquing creams in the package besides a black spray mister, some Metallic Lustre and some of the fluid acrylics that are my most used when creating steampunk projects. So this should be great fun to work with and create some stunning mixed media effects!

And of course lovely Glenda, owner and designer of the fab boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces, is with us again! Yay! We're so happy to have her with us!


The last "old" DecoArt media prize pack is yet still to be given away and it goes to

while the boozybear chipboard surprise package goes to

Yay! Congrats on your wins, ladies! Please, contact me via email (address is to be found in the side bar), so we can arrange everything! You have four weeks time to claim your prizes - so don't wait too long! ;) DecoArt prize winners, please, add your phone number to your shipping address for safer shipping. 
(Of course the winners were - as always - picked among all proper entries using random.org)


Before I lift the curtain for our first Top 5 in 2017 I want to remind you of our actual challenge that has already gone live and is still open until the end of the month. You get there by clicking HERE
And there's another bundle of inspiration to follow so your creative energy for this challenge gets fuelled - the makes of Team B will be presented on the 15th as usual. So make sure you don't miss their 2016 favourites! 


Our Top 5
(in no particular order)



Huge congrats, ladies! What fantastic makes to share with us! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 Badge for display on your blogs! 

But - as always - we always have been loving all the projects being entered by all of you, our wonderful players, and being inspired by your creativity and different approaches! Thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your wonderful mixed media, tag, card, altered,...art with us! We hope to see you play along in 2017 too! 

See you on January 15th!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team