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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

SASPC Top 5 and Prize Winners for September 2020


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 September steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 



Our prize winners are drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friends at DecoArt ,  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 

#19 Monika, aka MixedMedArt

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

#1 Creatif_edges

 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 5 from the September Challenge (in no particular order) 

with her beautiful steampunk dragonfly card

has created an amazing layered steampunk hat

created some awesome detailed ATC's she is calling Tempus Fugit

wows us with her steampunk canvas celebrating the dark and light sides of life

made a super fun altered toy she calls Callie the Camel

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.  Congratulations!! 

 MANY THANKS to everyone who entered our September 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 October 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 xxx

Thursday, October 1, 2020

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges: October 2020


Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here, wearing my top hat, goggles, high boots and tails, ready to take you on this month's adventure.  Oh, I forget...and a corset of course!

 We love having you here, playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! The  team is sharing their creative makes today, which will give you lots of inspiration to get started. 

 Our October 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 tags, cards, canvas, art journal, altered objects...whatever you can imagine that fits our theme of steampunk/industrial. 

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, 
for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!


 and boozybear

 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 either get an awesome DecoArt Media prize package, or an amazing chipboard package. 

 Now...on to the awesome makes from our wonderful team, I know you will be inspired!

shares with us a view in the company Berti Batman. 
She cautions us to beware, as he is in a very good mood!

has been creating the most amazing mini books, and her spooky envelope book looks awesome!

has created an awesome Arrow, pointing the way to the season of Halloween!

threw some painted and heat embossed die cuts and her favourite DecoArt paints and crackle media
alongside the cute little robot on a tag and created yummy texture and layers

and I, Maura

went diving deep into the sea to find the Kraken and its treasures. 

(I made this for a different design team but wanted to share it here too,
 as I am away on an art retreat with my sister.)

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

 Time to put your top hat on and get crafting with us! 

Hugs, and happy crafting!
 Maura & the SASPC Team

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SASPC Summer Special 2020 - Top 5 and Prize Winners

 Servus, hi and welcome back! 

We're announcing the Top 5 and prize winners from our summer special today, but first I want to once more say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who played along! You have all entered such amazing projects and if you look at our challenge inlinkz collections these are always a bundle of fabulously inspiring pieces - and this summer challenge made no exception to that! 

As usual our two generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear are giving away a prize each and these go to two players who get randomly picked among the proper entries. 

this time a cool boozybear chipboard surprise package goes to 

#13 - Barbetka

and an amazing bundle of DecoArt premium joy goes to 

#45 - Chaitali 

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under my vonpappe email address given in the right sidebar, so I can forward your shipping infos to our sponsors. DecoArt winners, please provide a phone number as well. 



Top 5 

were as always hard to pick, but in the end we did it - and they are: 

Suman Pandit

with this awesome project


whose yellow mixed media goodness blew us away



"Queen of the Deep" did too. 


altered a somehow boring ship model and turned it 

into an amazing piece that tells a beautiful story!

and finally


who created the most gorgeous little 

vintage camera

Now, aren't these just amazingly inspiring and so beautifully and creatively done? 

Well done, ladies! Please, be free to grab our "badge of honour" for display on your blogs or other platforms. Thanks so much for playing along! 


Our actual September challenge is in full swing and if you would like to share your card, tag, altered project, canvas,...in steampunk or industrial style with us or win one of the two prizes all you have to do is play along. You can enter up to three projects - so there's three chances to get drawn as a winner. ;) 

We hope to see your amazing entry soon! ;)

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - September 2020

 Hi, servus and welcome back after a hopefully wonderful summer holiday! We're back to our usual schedule with monthly challenges after our summer special and - as always - the theme for our September challenge is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

(though some of the design team obviously already got carried away by Halloween which is - I admit it - fast approaching. lol And as long as we can - with some good will - spot at least a hint of steampunk to your projects, everything's fine. ;) 

If you check by on the 15th you'll learn about the Top5 and prize winners from our summer special challenge and of course our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear are giving away a prize bundle each again this month - so your three allowed entries are three chances to winning one of these! 


is kicking off our September challenge with 

another of her cool mixed media handmade books



the "Season of the Witch" 

has already begun and she has created this amazing tag for you


has done another fantastic spread in her journal - 

it's about the collecting adventures of "Dr. Hibatsu"

(Bet you didn't know this was one of the many names her students christened her with during her teaching career!)


latest awesome mixed media panel

has a spooky touch to it, too.

and I 

- Claudia -

have been taking a break from crafting for the last weeks (due to health reasons),

so I am sharing a revisited steampunk themed project (that was a project for a different design team) that you might not know yet -

the "Numeric Goddess"

We are still in the midst of checking all your fantastic entries to our summer special challenge and 

we hope to see you play along with us again this month - your imagination and creativity really never fail to amaze us! 

The challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and the normal rules apply (please, make sure you check out our few rules so we don't have to exclude anyone from prize drawings and Top5 votes!)

Hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's June Top 5 and Prize Winners!

Welcome dear steampunk friends!! We hope this post finds you well and enjoying a creative summer. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who participated in our June challenge. We love seeing your wonderful makes and how you envision steampunk and industrial mixed media! 


Our prize winners are drawn from all proper entries. Our generous sponsors at DecoArt and Glenda at Boozybear provide these amazing prizes.

The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness goes to

#31 Zoe Dickson

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

#22 SteamArt-by-deekay

Congratulations, and thanks so much for joining us for our June challenge! Please email Claudia (@vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) and forward her your shipping details. 
DecoArt winner, please also include a phone number.


and now...with a drumroll please! 
Here are the

Top 5 for June

in no particular order!

wowed us with this gorgeous make with so many awesome details

is a wizard at creating art journal pages, and we love this masculine page filled with so many wonderful images

turned a can into a work of art, in a gorgeous steampunk style. Aren't those wings coming out from the lightbulb such a wonderful element?

has created one super awesome steampunk top hat, just overflowing with objects. Wonderful transformation of up cycled materials in this hat!

wows us with the deep and rich colors in her steampunk heart. If you look closely, you will find some beetles here too.  

Thanks again for sharing your awesome makes with us. Feel free to grab the Top 5 badge above and display it on your blog. 


All of you keep us inspired, thank you everyone for participating in our steampunk/industrial challenge! Our Summer Special challenge is open until the end of August, so you have plenty of time to get creative and join us. We look forward to it!

Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning in our little steampunk universe! 
Hugs, blessings of health, and happy crafting!

Maura and the SASPC team

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Summer Special!

Hello, hello steampunk friends and welcome to our SUMMER SPECIAL challenge at Sandee and Amelie's!!

We are happy to have you here with us, and just want to say how truly amazing your entries have been in our challenge. The team is in awe of the wonderful talent you share with us here! We hope you and your loved ones are well. It's been such a difficult time around the world, that you might feel like we do...the time to create is special and brings us some balance, so we hope you find that time this summer. 

Our SUMMER SPECIAL is a two month challenge, so you have July and August to work on your creations and enter them here. It also means you can enter FIVE times! So, put on your top hat and talk to your steampunk muse and start creating. 

Our theme as usual is...

ANYTHING GOES in Steampunk and Industrial mixed media.

Check out our rules above if you are not familiar with our challenge, and we look forward to you joining us. 

We truly have the best sponsors who have been so generous in their support of our challenge, DecoArt (a mixed media bundle) and Boozybear chipboard (a chipboard bundle). Thank you, thank you for the wonderful prizes you provide!! 

I know you will be inspired by the wonderful projects from our design team, so here we go...

Wows us once again with her beautiful blends of color and images on her gloriously pink notebook

was inspired to create a steampunk bottle in altered art, using silicone moulds, as well as handcrafting parts herself to create this beautiful bottle

She used a liquor bottle as her base

created this wonderful beach themed tag with some lovely stitching

made a Victorian style jewelry set for an upcoming mystery dinner event. 
She will be playing the chambermaid of the murdered lady 
and swears by the sake of her beloved parents that she is innocent....
well, well...

and I, Maura

made a nautical themed notebook to use this summer

For more information on the team's projects, just click on their name to go to their blogs and get all the details. Leave them so comment love while you are there to brighten their day.

Remember, you have two months to enter the challenge, and can enter five times. PLEASE be sure to link to our challenge (web address) in whatever platform you share your work on, to be eligible for our Top 5 and prizes. 

Check back on July 15 for the Top 5 and Prize Winners from our June challenge. Our winners are chosen randomly from all proper entries. (you can check the rules above)

Put your top hat on, and get creating!
Hugs and happy crafting, 
Maura and the SASPC team

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Monday, June 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's May 2020 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to our announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from our May challenge!

As always you've all entered incredibly imaginative and creative projects and picking our favourites was hard as ever. So a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone who entered a project and shared some fantastic inspiration with the team and our wonderful players!!!! To me you are all winners honestly!

But having two prize winners is part of the game as we all know - so the prize winners from our May challenge were as always randomly picked among all proper entries - and this means this month

the fabulous DecoArt prize bundle

goes to 

and a surprise package of an awesome boozybear steampunk chipboard collection

goes to 

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email address given in our side bar so I can forward your shipping info to our generous sponsors. DecoArt prize winners, please, also provide a phone number so shipping service can contact you in case of any issues.


And now on to our 
Top 5 
(which are as always presented in no particular order): 

created this magical mixed media candle holder

wowed us with this beautifully textural tag

created the most gorgeous steampunk birds 
that stole our hearts right away

awesomely textural steampunk key hanger
really looks gorgeously aged and as if it was carved from stone 


also wowed us again with this incredible 
"motivational tag" 
that beautifully combines the deep sea 
with a proper steampunk feel

Congrats on making our Top5, ladies! Well deserved indeed! 
Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs or other platforms. 
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome mixed media art with us! 


Our June challenge is in full swing and still open until the end of the month. If you want to take the chance to be one of our next Top 5 or prize winners, simply play along and share your steampunk or industrial style projects with us! We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team