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

Please, note, that this challenge blog is not related to any business and run without any profit by people, who do this for your and their own leisure time fun! Our only reward are your encouraging comments and your playing along and sharing steampunk fun and mixed media techniques. We appreciate every single entry and comment so much! Thank you for taking the time!

If you are new to this place, please, know that 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

Saturday, September 15, 2018

SASPC Summer Challenge Top 5 and Prize Winners

Welcome back friends! Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners! You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our Summer steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 
We had so many wonderfully creative entries, it really was difficult for the team to chose the Top 5, so...we are going to have a TOP 6 for our summer challenge!



Our prize winners are drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friends at DecoArt Media,  and the lovely Glenda at Boozybear provide the amazing prizes! As always, we are very thankful for their support. 

The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness  goes to

and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to

Congratulations on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge! Please email Claudia (vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) so she can forward your shipping details to Glenda and DecoArt asap. DecoArt winners, please include a phone number. 


Drumroll please!! 

Our Top 6! from the Summer Challenge (in no particular order)

who is definitely leaving some steampunk sparkle magic for us to enjoy

who has created an amazing rusted heart that looks super old

has created this beautiful winged piece in gorgeous colors

shares fantastic rust and gears on this make

made this cool birthday card for her dad with an awesome metallic finish

shared this rusty creative make with lots of fantastic layers

Thank you for sharing your amazing makes and wonderful inspiration with us!  Please feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from above (or the sidebar), and display it on your blog. 

MANY THANKS to everyone who entered our special Summer challenge! It is always so difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries, because we truly are inspired by the creativity of each and every one of you. We are so happy to have all of you playing along with us at SASPC - you rock our little steampunk universe!

The September challenge is open until the end of the month, so you still have plenty of time to create and share with us. We would love to see you link up your makes and enter our challenge this month, so please join us in our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge! 
Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning,
Hugs and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC team


Saturday, September 1, 2018

SASPC September 2018 Challenge

Namaste! Hello and welcome, friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here this month guiding us along in the airship SASPC. Go ahead and get yourself a nice hot cup of tea or coffee, or whatever you like, and settle in with us and just enjoy some great inspiration on this month's journey.

We are really happy that many of you joined us for our Summer Challenge! So many truly creative Steampunk and Industrial projects - you really inspire us! We love having you here playing along with us in a mixed media steampunk and industrial style. Once again, the design team is sharing all makes at the beginning of the month, which will give you  lots of inspiration to get started.

The September challenge is as usual...

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone, from beginner to experienced to join us every month and share your creations. Show us your tag, card, canvas, art journal, altered object...whatever you can imagine that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We truly are in awe of the imagination and creativity of you, our players, and look forward each challenge to see where your creative muse took you.

Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, DecoArt and boozybear, for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!

At the end of each challenge, two winners are randomly selected from all proper entries (be sure to check out our posted rules) and will get either an awesome DecoArt Media prize package, or an amazing boozybear chipboard package. 

Now...enjoy the awesome makes from our wonderful team!

...has created this dapper gentleman's canvas with watercolor and images. He certainly looks like he is ready for an adventure!

...has created a rusty tin, right off of a laboratory shelf

...and filled it with tiny story books. I am really curious now about the stories inside the tin.

Claudia shares that her husband's birthday is today, and wishes her love happy birthday! (We do too!) She made him a steampunk style birthday card, using Tim's new "Foundry" 3D embossing folder (which she loves) and some DecoArt goodness (which she loves too;) to create the look of metal in all its glory. (There's a tutorial of course on her blog, as always)

She kept the design quite simple so the focus remains on the beautiful background and the quote. 
("Alles Gute" is German for "all the best")

...has let her imagination loose again and can be found somewhere in the universe, riding the back of a giant tortoise. Life is certainly an adventure when you travel at tortoise speed!

...made a mixed media cover for an new journal in an industrial style. That young man looks ready to take on the world with his confidant air.

...altered a tiny old drawer into a shadow box filled with intriguing treasures. Using the drawer handle to hang it is ingenious. 

 Thanks again for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope you will play along with us this month in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of September. We will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5, so be sure to pop back on September 15th. to check that out. 

Time to adjust your top hat and goggles and get crafting with us! 
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

SASPC Summer Special Challenge Reminder and Throwback in Time

Hi, servus and welcome to a summer special challenge reminder that is a little different from the ones from the last years. As the whole team have already posted their makes on the 1st of July (HERE), I thought I could use this opportunity to look back at the very beginnings of this challenge blog and pick some projects that deserve to be put into the spotlight again.

All the details and the collection to enter your projects for our summer special challenge into, can be found HERE (or by clicking on the badge on the top of our side bar). There is still time until the end of August to enter up to five makes (instead of the usual three) to try to win one of our two fab prize bundles that will be given away by lovely Glenda from boozybear and DecoArt media.

But let's start with our throwback in time! Sandra and I founded this challenge blog and soon started having special guests (so there were more than just two "design duo" projects). I still remember having lovely Candy Colwell as our guest in our very first year. The little miniature dresser made for our "matchbox steampunk" challenge was just breathtakingly amazing and so beautiful!

Karolina Stopyra aka Drycha was our guest in June 2013 and created this adorable steampunk fish card with cogs scales for us!

Sandra, whom I still miss dearly, was the one who had the idea of setting up our own mixed media steampunk challenge blog - so we actually owe her this wonderful creative spot! I am so happy that she made me do this! She sadly had to turn down her creative hobby and we have lost touch. I hope she is happy and doing well!

Our wonderful and true Brigitte finally turned our duo into a team of three in November 2013...and this was her first project as a regular DT member:

 In March 2014 Susan Janicula aka klistersoster joined the design team (and I am so happy and proud to tell that she has been with us since then!) with this cool steampunk steampunk card.

Dear Kerstin joined the design team a little later and this lovely altered box was her first project as our new member:

And I am still in love with former design team member Agnieszka's adorable steampunk bowler hat!


Lovely Nate, who had been with us for quite a while too, amazed me with this beautiful project (well, not just with this particular one...lol):

And fabulous Zoja has been creating the most amazing assemblage pieces since she has joined our design team (and hopefully will do so for much longer :) 

Wonderful Maura has rejoined our design team some time ago - which has made me very happy! She has been making the most inventive and funniest projects ever since - like this Tyvek charm she has created from used envelopes and acrylic paints and media. 

And my wonderful and dear friend Laura was part of our amazing design team too! I miss her and her wonderful projects. 

And of course there were the most inspiring makes by amazingly talented Niki to be admired on our challenge blog...

...and not to forget about Dee, who has enriched our design team with her unique projects too!

Lovely and evenly amazing Alexa was the last talent to join our design team and I am so happy to have her!

With all these amazing talents I have had or still have the pleasure to work alongside I can call myself a very lucky challenge blog owner, can't I? 

I hope you have enjoyed this little creative time warp as much as I have! I can't believe that this is year six on my journey as a challenge blog owner! And I can't believe how far we have come! I am so thankful and proud of all the wonderful guest designers we have had and of all our true and fantastic players, who join in so regularly, and I am also thankful for our fabulous current prize sponsors boozybear and DecoArt media, and all our former prize sponsors too! Thank you all so much for helping and having helped making this place the special spot it is today!

Our summer special challenge is open for one more month and you can simply click on the badge at the top of our sidebar or scroll down to the previous post to learn about the details and to get to the actual DT makes and the inlinkz collection to join in! Thanks for stopping by and happy summer holidays!

Claudia & the SASPC DT

Sunday, July 15, 2018

SASPC June 2018 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome back to our little creative steampunk style mixed media corner! Claudia here today and it is time to reveal the Top 5 and prize winners from our June challenge.
Thank you each and every one who has been entering our challenge for playing along - we loved ALL your entries (we always do as they are always so amazing and unique) so much! So picking our Top5 was - as always - really hard.

But before I start with first announcing our two prize winners (that were drawn among all proper entries), I would like to invite you to play along with our two months long summer special challenge! It is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one again and instead of the usual month you have until the end of August to enter up to five (instead of the usual three) entries this time. Simply click on the image below or scroll to the previous post or use the text link above to get there. I hope the inspirational makes of my wonderful design team will spark your imagination ;) The team and I would love to see you play along!

But now on to our prize winners! Another two prize bundles generously donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear have found new destinations! The DecoArt media goodies

go to 

and a surprise package of amazing steampunk chipboard pieces from boozybear

goes to 

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, send your shipping info to the email address given in the side bar, so I can have your goodies be sent to you. DecoArt prize winners, please, also provide a phone number for shipping details. Thank you! 


And now on to our Top5, who have created mixed media steampunk goodness at its best! They appear in no particular order, so let's start with...

with her amazing cryptex!

made this fantastic birthday shaker card for her dad

with her original, fearless and authentic masculine card

created this amazing journal cover full of divine texture and detail


used a piece of raw wood as her substrate to work on
and made this beauty

Fantastic works of steampunk mixed media art, ladies! Thank you so much for sharing them with us and for playing along! Huge congrats on making our Top 5! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs! xxx


Before I say good bye for now, another reminder to join in our summer special challenge HERE. The whole team are presenting their inspirational projects in the kick off post for this challenge - so you will find a lot of steampunk and industrial goodness there to spark your imagination. I will be back in two weeks with a summer special challenge reminder post (not sure yet what I will be sharing in this post, but it will definitely be something to spark even more ideas and imagination ;). 

Hugs and happy summer crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, July 1, 2018

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Summer Special 2018!

Hi, servus and welcome to our annual Summer Special, dear steampunk and industrial style friends! Claudia here, to bring to you the usual two months long summer challenge for July and August, that is meant to provide our players and the design team sufficient time to create a little something to play along during the holidays and hot summer months when we all prefer to be outdoors and catch a  lot of summer sun and fun!

The challenge theme for our summer special is - as always -

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

so you're free to create what you enjoy most - as long as it has a steampunk or industrial style twist.

This year the whole team present their makes in this post. There will be some reminder post on the 1st of August and of course the Top5 and prize winners post from the June challenge on the 15th of the current month. But maybe you will want to make a little note to yourselves to play along....as we will give away our usual two prizes for the summer special challenge too. These are donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt and boozybear and we are so grateful for their generosity!

The two prizes will go to two winners who will be picked among all proper entries. So make sure you have checked our few challenge rules (see according page below our challenge blog header). We have added some updates recently due to entries via facebook accounts with strict privacy settings or blogs that only accept invited readers, which is a problem for us, as we cannot access your blogs or see the facebook or blog posts and therefore cannot see or comment on your projects... nor can we include these with our top5 votes or prize draws (which is a shame).  

The summer special challenge is open from July 1st to August 31st. We allow five entries per player instead of the usual three - so chances to get picked as a prize winner are higher than ever ;) 

My lovely design team ladies have once more created an amazing bundle of inspiration for you! Here we go! If you click on the design team's names, you get taken to their blogs where you can see the projects in more detail and also learn about techniques and products used. Please, take a few minutes to leave them a little love there! Thank you! 

has created this awesomely textured tag,
that makes my biologists heart sing ;)

made this awesome set of art coins - the latest trend in crafty blogland!

titled her lovely ATC duo
"Drawn to the Light"

beautifully layered project
goes by the title
"Key to Happiness"

brought an old notebook cover back to life
by giving it a fantastic make over


delights us with this amazing tag

and I 

- Claudia

have altered a wooden tea light holder
for romantic evenings on our balcony
with a glass of wine, some relaxed chatter
and a small dose of steampunk romance

Seven totally different projects to spark your creativity! I hope you like them all as much as I do and feel inspired to play along! Stay tuned for our annoucement of our June Top5 and prize winners on the 15th. 

The team and I wish you happy summer holidays!