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!



Hugs,
SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

SASPC Winter Special Top 5 and Prize Winners

Welcome back friends! It's time to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners!!
You players are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our Winter Special steampunk/industrial  "Anything Goes" challenge . We had so many awesome entries!



PRIZE WINNERS!!
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:

#51 Maggie



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

#4 Kelly Leese

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 our Winter Special 2018 challenge (in no particular order)













A huge thank you for participating and sharing your awesome 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 Winter Special 2018 challenge! It is always difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries. We are truly 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 January 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

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

SASPC New Year's (January) Challenge

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

Happy New Year! Frohes neues Jahr! Bonne année! 
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! С новым годом!

We wish you each a creative, healthy and joyous new year and appreciate you being here with us. We love having you here playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! 

Let's kick off the new year with a bit of a twist:  With the holidays just past, maybe you received some crafting goodies you'd like to try out. We challenge you to use something new in this month's makes and highlight it in your post (optional).  Not only will you get to share your newest crafting items, but we will put your entry into the prize draw TWICE! It's always fun to see how we use our new holiday stash. 

Our January challenge is, as usual...
Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone to join us each month, whether this is your very first make, or you are an experienced maker, and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, Artist Trading Cards/Coins, art journal, altered objects - whatever you can imaging that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We are in awe of your creative imaginations and use of materials, and look forward to each challenge to see where your creative muse took you. 

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




We have an amazing NEW prize package from DecoArt!!



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!

And now...on to the some fantastic inspiration for you from the Design Team!




Susan

leads us into the new year with this textured, rusty banner.






altered a colour copy of a cabinet card portrait, to turn a rather staid guy into an adventurous steampunk inventor








made a birthday tag using her new stencils, die cut and paper on the background








made a rusty matchbox with plaster









wishes everyone a very happy New Year with her card, as well as a happy, healthy and successful 2019

She worked in a grunge style and used her newest Embossed Puffy Sticker from La Blanche - it's the awesome pocket watch.









while I, Maura, let my imagination loose and used some new stamps to make my tag

"Pipe Dreams"



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Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe and starting out the new year with us! We hope you will play along with us this month, and the challenge is open until the end of January. 

Pop back on the 15th of the month for the Design Team's Top 5 picks and the prize winners.

We'd love to see and hear about your new crafting goodies this month, and look forward to you starting the new year with us!

Hugs and Happy Crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team







Saturday, December 1, 2018

SASPC Winter Special Reminder, our New DecoArt Prize Bundle and some Christmas Steampunk

Hi, servus and welcome to our reminder post for this year's winter special challenge over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

Our winter special challenge is already in full swing and there's still time until the end of December to play along! For more details on the challenge theme and for some inspiration from the DT, please click on the image on top of our side bar to get taken to the challenge kick off post. But there's new inspiration from the DT today as well - so maybe you should first read to the end of this post ;)
The button to enter your project to our inLinkz collection can be found at the end of this post here but also with the post from 1. November.

Our next challenge starts on January 1st and the Top5 and prize winners from the winter special challenge will be announced on January 15th. But now on to some exciting news...

I am very happy and proud to introduce to you our new amazing prize bundle from DecoArt for 2019!!!!


A collection of 9 selected DecoArt Americana premium acrylic paints and 6 premium mediums in a fantastic prize bundle about $50 worth will be our new give-away for the new year! Wow! A huge thank you to my wonderful DecoArt ladies and to DecoArt for their generosity!

And lovely Glenda from boozybear with her fantastic steampunk chipboard pieces (in a surprise package) will be with us again too of course!



So don't miss the chance to win - all you have to do is play along ;)


And if you need a little additional inspiration to get you going, here are some makes from the design team to celebrate Christmas steampunk style ;)



has created this amazing "Wishes" tag and lighted two beautiful Christmas (or Advent) candles for you.




I love that little scroll at the bottom of the tag!


I guess the clock is counting down the days until Christmas Eve... ;)






went for traditional greens and reds for Christmas...
and for some cool texture





"Circuit to the Christmas Star"
shows how beautifully steampunk and a Christmas theme
can be fused





has come up with a stunning Christmas tag
that has some amazing crackle and hints of rusty shades and wire



and I

- Claudia -

had to play with some newly bought house dies and created a little 
winter scene on a Christmas tag, using various metal paints and other glitter effect paints alongside 
a good dose of faux rust on the houses



Even the snow has been stained with rust it seems... ;)


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The team and I would like to wish you all 


and a Happy New Year!

We hope to see you play along with us again in 2019. Thank you to all our wonderfully creative and true players out there and to our generous sponsors for being part of this wonderful creative journey! You all rock and we wouldn't be here without you! Mwah! xxx

Happy holidays!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
XXX





Thursday, November 15, 2018

SASPC October 2018 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Welcome back friends! I love getting to announce our Top 5 and Prize Winners, and let me tell you, it is not easy for the design team to choose from all the wonderfully creative steampunk and industrial style mixed media projects! 
It is my pleasure to share the winners with you from our October steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge.




PRIZE WINNERS!!
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 goes to

#2 Linda Simpson



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

#24 Magdalena's Attic

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 October Challenge (in no particular order)...Thank you for sharing your amazing makes and wonderful inspiration with us! Feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from above or the sidebar) and display it on your bog.
Congratulations!!!


with her wonderful layered steampunk cards in fall colors




shares her canvas titled "My Soul" using cardboard and the negatives from chipboard




made a creepy art journal page for Halloween for her very first steampunk project





created a very cool layered Halloween tag to hang on the door




in her words "a couple of disturbingly odd looking tags" where if you look closely, you will see hints of Halloween




Many thanks to everyone who entered our October challenge! There are so many awesome entries, that makes it very difficult for the DT to choose the Top 5. All of you inspire us with your amazing creativity and imagination - we would not be here without you! We are so happy to have you join us here at SASPC - you rock our little steampunk universe.

Remember, the Winter Challenge is open until the end of December, giving you plenty of time to create and share with us. We would love to see you link up your makes and enter our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge HERE. If you are inspired by the holidays to create a steampunk/industrial make for the challenge, we would love to see that too! 

 A special holiday post is coming December 1 that you will not want to miss!

Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning,
Hugs, happy crafting, and happy holidays!

Maura and the SASPC team
xxx

Thursday, November 1, 2018

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Winter Special Challenge 2019

Hi, servus and welcome to the start of our annual two months long steampunk and industrial style challenge for November and December, dear SASPC friends!




The idea behind doing a single challenge that starts now and will be open until the end of December is to give you enough time to still squeeze one or the other little steampunk or industrial style project in between your Christmas crafting and preparations. We all know how quickly four weeks can pass by....even when you have planned to do a little project besides the X-mas themed ones...so giving you eight weeks time makes things a lot easier and more relaxed, right?

We will have a post on 1st December though...to remind you of our running challenge and with additional inspirational content as well as some information on slight changes for 2019...and of course there's the announcement post of our October Top 5 and prize winners to come on 15th November, too....so stay tuned!

Our challenge theme for November and December is the usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


and of course a project that combines X-mas with steampunk or industrial style is more than welcome too ;)
And as it is a two months long challenge you are allowed to enter up to five projects instead of just the usual three!



Let's kick off today's round of inspirational projects with




who might just have the perfect idea for a self made X-mas present in steampunk style for you...



...this awesome and cosy felt cuff, embellished with gears die cut from felt as well! 


I love this idea...and the brown buttons to close the cuff, too! 
(Can you guess where the "steam" half of the word steampunk went? giggle)




inspires us with this amazing mixed media project:
Artist Trading Coins on a Line!



Just look at all the amazing texture and the rusty tones!! 





(who knows about my love for creepy crawlies)
has made me happy with her 
"Passion" tag



Looks like a rusty cockroach, doesn't it?
And it even shows the time! ;)





has a fascination for time machines and the idea of time travel, so her project is a tribute to Dr. Who and the TARDIS.






Zoja 

already went into Christmas mode and created this gorgeous and festive steampunk star ornament



I am sure it will look just beautiful on her Christmas tree!!!


I

went into a totally different direction and came up with something really colourful this time. 





A Wrapped Journal might make a wonderful Christmas present...(but maybe I will give it to myself, as I really like how the cover turned out...lol). 



As always there are two give-away-s to be won by two randomly drawn players - one is this cool bundle of DecoArt media goodness


and is being donated by DecoArt media, one of our two generous prize sponsors.

The other is an amazing steampunk chipboard surprise package designed and donated by lovely Glenda aka boozybear!



Remember - for our winter special challenge your chances to win one of these rise from three to five possible entries! So don't miss your chance and play along! ;)

Hugs and happy steampunk (and of course Christmas) crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx