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

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Sandee & Amelie's September 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. Each of 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 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 

#12 Katarzyna



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

#18 Senna


 Congratulations, Katarzyna and Senna, on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge with your awesome makes! 
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) 


Be sure to take a close look at all of the amazing textures here...Wow!


...Performs some amazing kitchen magic with her fabulous top hat, and includes a tutorial!


...certainly has a magic touch with patinas and texture on this gorgeous piece!


...has created an amazing replica of an old phone reminiscent of Route 66!


..wowed us with this beautifully layered tag

Click on each person's name to go directly to their post to get all the wonderful details!

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..you blew us away with your creativity! 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 (reminder: you must link to our URL)  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

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

SanDee&amelie's October 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to our October challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!
The team and I have obviously been in Halloween mood already as our design team projects will show - and of course a mix of Halloween and steampunk/industrial is very welcome this month.

Our challenge theme is once again

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and even if you are not heavily into these styles all it needs to play along is to add a recognisable touch of steampunk to your makes. And if you think "well, this way I won't make it into the Top5 compared to the heavy-dose-of-steampunk makes, just let me tell you you're wrong. And there is also the chance of winning one of our two monthly prizes donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear! These are picked randomly among ALL proper entries and "proper" means that the entries stick to our few challenge rules (which can be found in the pages tabs below our blog header).

The challenge is as always open until the end of the month and I would once more like to remind you of the importance of adding a link to our challenge blog to your entry posts (no matter if they are blog posts or coming from Instagram or facebook & Co) so we can include your entry with our Top5 picks and prize draws. It always makes me sad when I draw a winners number (using random.org) and then check if the entry post follows our really few (but for us important) rules to find I have to dismiss this number and draw another instead. Making people happy makes me happy, you know?

And as the challenge blog owner your always mindblowingly awesome entries make me very happy - as well as the incredibly creative makes of my wonderful design team! So let's have a look at their projects (and I would like to invite you to take some more seconds before you wipe on to visit their blogs to check out their makes close up and leave them a short comment - so they know their hard work gets seen and appreciated. Thank you! You get to the team's blogs by clicking on their names).

Sadly Brigitte aka coutureuse - my very first design team member since Sandra and I started this challenge blog (so to me she was kind of an SASPC primary rock and I couldn't imagine running this blog without her...but sadly now have to) - had to leave the team (real life issues...we sadly all know that) and we all wish her all the best and loads of good health and that things will get easier and well soon so she can (hopefully) return! Brigitte, sans toi SASPC ne sera plus la meme chose! You will be dearly missed!

So it is the five of us now - Maura, Susan, Zoja, Kerstin and me - who will try to keep up with feeding your creative steampunk mojo with our makes!  (if anyone who loves steampunk and is already part of the DecoArt Outreach Blogger program thinks about applying for our design team now, please, go ahead - my email address can be found in our side bar. There's no payment or free stuff or anything like that - all I can offer is being part of this amazing team and the usual "fame and honour").

But let's start with presenting the design team's projects!

is cooking some "steampunk imagination brew" in her cauldron 
and invites you to cook your own.

What a brilliant idea to use the gears as bubbles!
And I love the "knob" of the large stirring spoon!

So spooky! For more Halloween inspiration on Kerstin's blog, 
simply click HERE

created this stunning "Halloween Steampunk Board"
and wowed me once again with the vibrant 
colours she used. 

created this amazing mixed media piece
in honour of Edgar Allan Poe
and titled it
"With Love"

I love the stamped metal plate and the wonderfully worn cover surface!

And I especially love the quote she has put into the book box!
More pictures of the finished project on her blog

also wonderfully imaginative piece goes by the title "Toxique"
and she wonders (and also makes me wonder)
what on Earth this bird with the Fez is collecting here -
are these treasures or toxins?

(That Fez is making me giggle every time I see it)

- Claudia -

had a joyful play with Tim Holtz Distress, stamps and techniques this time
and combined these with some DecoArt Liquid Glass 
and Emerald Creek embossing powder
(can you guess where these were used?)
to create this funny Halloween tag that I call

"Life of the Steampunk Party"

Maybe this close up holds the clue

(this guy reminds me of someone...but I just can't figure right now who it is)


Well - that's our October bundle of Steampunk-Halloween-Inspiration and we hope you'll leave inspired to create and enter your own projects to our challenge soon! We can't wait to see what you will come up with!

Also do not forget to come back on 15th October to check out if you are one of our Top5 and/or prize winners from the September challenge! ;)

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

SASPC Summer Special 2019 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome back after the summer holidays! Claudia here with the huge pleasure to announce the Top 5 and prize winners from this year's steampunk summer special challenge.

We had some amazing fifty-five entries and picking our personal favourites and limiting them down to only five was really hard (honestly I loved ALL the projects entered as they were all so inspiring and done with so much imagination and love for detail....well, honestly all the entries always are...which makes me the happiest and proudest challenge blog owner on this planet ;). But the rules are the rules...so pick we must! And we have ;)

But let me announce our prize winners first. These were randomly picked among all proper entries and this amazing bundle of DecoArt premium paints and media from our wonderful prize sponsor 

goes to 

entry #38 - Maryann

And a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces 
designed and donated by our other wonderful sponsor Glenda aka 

goes to 

entry #27 - Sara Emily

Congrats on your prize wins, Maryann and Sara! Thanks for playing along and sharing your beautiful projects! Please, contact me under the email address in our sidebar so I can forward your shipping info to our sponsors. Maryann, please, also include a phone number as DecoArt only ship if they have a number to call in case of delivery issues.


But now on to our Top...nah...let me remind you of our actual September challenge first. *evilgiggle
It has - as always - started on the 1st of the month and is open until 30th September. Please, make sure you check our few rules if you haven't already done so - it would be a shame if we had to exclude anyone from our Top 5 votes and prize draws! Simply click HERE to get to the actual challenge - or use the badge on top of our sidebar. We hope you will share some more incredible steampunk goodness with us again this month!

And now it's (finally!) time for some applause for our....

Top 5

from this year's Summer Special Challenge!!!!

(As always they're presented in no particular order and you can visit their blogs to learn more about their makes by clicking on their names)

who blew us away with
"Steampunk Atlantis"

who created a heart box
with moving gears in it! 

(a different Lisa this time ;)

who created the most wonderful
birthday card a dad could wish for

who wowed us with this highly textural
steampunk card

and finally

who created some steampunk magic
by altering a facial creme container

Congrats and thank you all soooo much, ladies, for sharing your inspiring, wonderful makes with us! The team and I just loved loved loved them so much! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs!


Well, that's it from the team and me so far. We are already awaiting your new entries for this month's challenge. We're sure you will all - as always - blow us away again with your creativity and imagination! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sandee and Amelie's September 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! 

Maura here, and all I can say is WOW!! 

What a fantastic turnout for our Summer Special Challenge! I can tell already, it's going to be super difficult for the design team to select our Top Five. Thanks so much to each and every one of you who entered our Summer challenge and  to those of you who stopped by to visit, we truly appreciate it. 

The design team shares their makes at the beginning of each month to jumpstart your creativity.

Our 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 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, 


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

Now...on to the awesome makes from our wonderful team!


created this very cool, and a bit spooky, altered box with lots of great dimensional elements!

Look how it slides up to reveal a hidden compartment filled with treasures. 

has turned her hand to a bit of sewing and fabric incorporated into her mixed media masterpiece!

up cycled some packaging materials and combined paints and prepared die cuts from her "holiday tool box" to create a mixed media panel (with improvised stand) that she titled
"The Inventor"

made a canvas board titled "The Dog on the Wall" using paint, stencil, die cut and image...
Looks like a lot of math going on here!

shares another textural masterpiece titled
"Another Path"
Look carefully and you can see the bicycle hanging from chains!


and I, Maura

"Rust Never Sleeps"
My muse works in mysterious ways...I was inspired to create my ATC's by a broken down washing machine with rusty pipes, an old truck with a rusted frame, and a song! I'm sharing the story behind that on my blog. 

Detail of one of Maura's "rusty pipes"

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 September. 

Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5, and post on September 15th, so be sure to pop back to check that out.

Time to put your top hat on, cinch up your corset, or tie on your spats, and get crafting with us!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team

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Monday, July 15, 2019

SanDee&amelie's June 2019 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to our announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from our June challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer! Over here (at Lake Atter, in Austria's beautiful Salzkammergut) it has been raining for the last two days - which actually is quite welcome as our goal was to flee the city heat of Vienna and find a bit of refreshment. ;)

As always on the fifteenth t's time to announce our Top 5 from the June challenge and also the two lucky persons whom random.org has picked as our prize winners. So let's start with the latter....

The awesome DecoArt premium prize bundle

goes to 

entry #16 - Lisa Andersson 

and a surprise package of cool steampunk chippies from Glenda aka boozybear

goes to

entry #26 - Magdalena 
from Magdalena's Attic

Congrats, ladies, on your prize wins and thank you so much for playing along and sharing your awesome projects with us. Please, contact me under the email address given in the side bar, so I can have your prizes sent to you asap. There are four weeks time after the announcement to claim your prizes. I hope to hear from you soon. ;)

And a huge THANK YOU to our generous prize sponsors, of course! xxx

And now on to the June

Top 5

, which were - as always - hard to pick, as we loved all the projects entered. There were two entries that got the fifth-most votes, so we have a Top 6 this time. As always, these are presented in no particular order.

who entered this amazing steampunk card

who created this utterly imaginative project
that she titled "Reclaimed"

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who blew us away with this fantastic mini album 

who made this beautiful steampunk card

who wowed us with this lovely mixed media panel


who entered these two adorable Artist Trading Coins

Oh, wow! Thank you so much, ladies, for sharing all these beauties with us and huge congrats on making our Top 5 this month! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs. 

Top5 badge


Our annual steampunk summer special challenge is already live and open until the end of August (so you have two months time to play along). You can click HERE 

or on the picture here

to get there or use the badge on top of our side bar that also leads to the current challenge. We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Happy holidays and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Monday, July 1, 2019

SanDee&amelie's 2019 Steampunk Summer Special Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to our annual summer special challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

As always we are having a two months long challenge that starts today and ends on 31st August, so you can all enjoy the summer and have a good time outdoors and yet still (hopefully) also find the time (on one or the other rainy day) to craft a steampunk or industrial style project to share with us over here on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

As this is a two months long challenge you are allowed to enter up to five projects instead of the usual three - this means two more chances to win one of the two fab prizes being donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt and boozybear!

Of course we can only include proper entries with our prize draws and top votes, so, please, make sure to check our few challenge rules (these can be found under "Da Rules" at the top of our blog, right below the header).

My wonderful team have once more shown amazing imagination and have invested a lot of love and labour to create some awesomely inspiring projects for you (and I can't wait to see what you will amaze us with too during July and August)!

I really would appreciate it if you took some seconds to visit their blogs and leave them a little love there. You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. Thank you!


"Doesn't everyone want a Borg Beetle Portfolio, after all, summer is sure bug season around here!? 
I'm using a kraft portfolio that I've altered with steampunk paper and stencil and DecoArt Media. I incorporated previous work into this project, and used it to hold more.

The wonderful beetle's details were painted using DecoArt media fluid acrylic paints. 

altered a wooden Home decoration piece
and turned it into really cool steampunk goodness

I always love it when she uses real electronic parts on her makes:

tag celebrates wanderlust -
and summer is the perfect time to give in to it, isn't it?

wows us with a new photo album in industrial grunge style

I love that weathered look on those planks she has created! 
And the inside of the cover is awesome too!

used a beautiful vintage airship image on her 
"Inspiration Board with Airship"

and I

have chosen an Artist Trading Block (ATB) as my format to work on
and created a "Time Machine ATB" using loads of MDF craft parts and 
DecoArt media products and paints.

Hmmm...what special date could that be? 
Where - no! When would you like to travel to if you could travel through time?

Loads of yummy texture and stencilled goodness!
As always there's a detailed tutorial and lots of pictures over at my blog!


More information and pictures of the finished projects can be found on the design team's blogs as always.

We hope this bundle of inspiration has put you in the perfect creative mood for some steampunk or industrial style fun! We would love to see you join in our summer special challenge! And don't forget to visit us here again on 15th July, when we will announce our June Top5 and prize winners! ;)

The team and I wish you all
happy holidays! 

Claudia & the SASPC Team

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