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

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's 2019 Winter Special Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners from the 2019 Winter Special Challenge!

Thank you so much for all the amazing entries and for the loads of fabulous inspiration shared with us and our players here on our challenge blog! I just love what's going on in this creative steampunk and industrial style corner of crafty blogland! You all rock! XXX

Our actual January challenge is already in full swing and can be found HERE. It is - as always - open until the end of the month and our two generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear will once more send out a fabulous prize package to the maker of one randomly chosen entry number among all proper  entries. So don't miss the chance to either win a fab bundle of DecoArt premium paints and products or a fantastic steampunk chipboard surprise bundle put together by lovely Glenda - the designer and owner of the boozybear Etsy shop. We hope to see you play along with us in 2020 again!

Our prize winners are....


who wins this cool bundle of DecoArt premium goodness...


Marie Linder

who will get a surprise package of fab steampunk chippies from boozybear!

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email address given in our sidebar so I can have your goodies be sent to you asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, provide a phone number (as DecoArt only send out goods when they have a number that can be contacted in case of delivery issues).

Let's move on to our

Top 5

(which are as usual presented in no particular order
and you can check out their makes in more detail by 
clicking on the names)

Sadly we cannot present five images of beautiful makes as our Top 5 this time, as there are three entries among our Top5 this month that have been entered from Instagram.  Instagram though recently seem to have done some changes to their format so they do not allow images to be copied  and shared on here anymore (only the whole Instagram post at a fixed size which looks way too huge and prominent and I do not like that to be honest) - so there are just the names of these players with a link to their entry we can share with you.

Honestly I really think that's a shame as the projects are all just so amazing and not being able to display these on here where we are offering a platform to share and gather steampunk and industrial style inspiration really hurts and makes me sad. I know that many of you also use facebook and from there I am at least able to copy the images and save them on my computer to directly upload them here on Blogger...maybe you'd like to consider using that instead in the future...

(Instagram entry)

who created this awesome male card

aka gumi 

(Instagram entry)

wowed us with this fabulous 
"Time Machine"

and another Instagram entry



Congrats and thanks so much for sharing your amazing and inspiring steampunk art with us, ladies!
Please, feel free to grab our Top 5 badge for display on your blogs or other social media platforms!
I am so sad I am not able to display all your projects on here - they are all just mindblowingly beautiful and creative! 


Much love and thanks go out to all our true and fabulous players who so constantly wow us with their imagination and creativity! If you haven't entered a make to our actual January challenge already, you are still able to do so until the end of the month. We hope to see you play along with us again! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team


Wednesday, January 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's January 2020 Steampunk Challenge

Yay! Happy New Year to you, dear steampunk and industrial style challenge friends! We're so happy to be back for another year filled with loads of steampunk inspiration shared via our challenges! Our challenge blog is just entering its 8th year! Wow! This is almost unbelievable, isn't it?! Who would have thought we would make it this long and this far??!!

But here we are - and we are because of you - our imaginative, utterly creative and true players and our two wonderful, generous prize sponsors DecoArt and boozybear! Without you and your support there would be no such story to tell - and I just want to take this opportunity to let you know how much this means to the team and myself! Thank you all so so much! You rock! XXX

After our two months long winter special challenge (whose Top5 and prize winners will be announced on the 15th) we are back to our usual one month long challenge and three entries per player. For additional rules (there aren't many but these few need to be followed to allow for fair prize drawings and playing conditions), please, check the "Da Rules" tab on top of the blog page (right below the header) if you haven't done so already.

This month's challenge theme is once more

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

so you are free to let your imagination run wild and create in whatever technique or medium you feel most at ease with.

The InLinkz collection at the bottom of this post allows you to enter your projects. All you need to do is follow the instructions that lead you through the process once you've pressed the blue button to enter your make. You can enter makes via facebook, your blogs and Instagram as well! By the way....we have an Instagram account too that you can follow if you like. You can find it HERE. And these were the nine most liked #steampunkchallenges shares on Instagram from 2019...

...and you can also follow our activities via our facebook "SASPC Open Studio" group which can be found HERE.

To give you a little dose of steampunk inspiration let's check out the design team's makes!

has titled her beautiful tag
"Coming into the 20s"

Look at the rusty tones, the amazing backgrounds and that wonderfully wire-y dragonfly!!!
I love all of it! And the quote too! 

created a wooden sign in the shape of an arrow 
that shows the way to a new creative year in what she calls
"the Magic Laboratory, where you can find all the important ingredients for new projects:
ideas, heart, hope and bravery"!

is letting her imagination run free for the new year.
Imagine the Collision of Steampunk and a Futuristic Universe!

"Out of This World"
is the title of her awesomely textural project

greets the new year with her
"New Years Star"
that was inspired by concrete industrial walls with damask stencil accents

The smaller star with the lights was subtly painted to look like concrete too. 

and I

am kicking off another year of steampunk creativity 
with a charming little collaged mixed media ATC
titled "King Frédéric". 


For more information on projects, please, click on the teams's names to get taken to their blogs. And if you have a second or two, please, use it to leave them a little love so they know their efforts are being appreciated! Thank you! xxx

Also remember to come back on the 15th to find out if you are one of our Top5 or winners of this fantastic DecoArt premium paints and media bundle

or a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces sold and designed by boozybear!

We can't wait to see what you will come up with!!!! In the meantime as always...

...hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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

Friday, November 15, 2019

SanDee& amelie's October 2019 Top 5 and Prize Winners!

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

Once more you have all wowed us with the entered projects and picking our favourites was a difficult job (well, honestly it almost always is...). Thank you all so much for always sharing your amazing and imaginative makes with us! This really means a lot to the team and me!

Sadly this time we had to exclude several entries from our Top 5 picks and prize draws this time as there was no mention and back link to our challenge blog (independent of where you are entering our challenges from - facebook, Instagram, your blogs or other social media platforms). It always makes me sad when we have to exclude anyone as my main goal is to make you all happy and have you enjoy some creative quality time on here...so, please, make sure you read our few challenge rules before you play along!!! Linking to our challenge blog is almost all we ask for (besides a few other simple rules to go by) - it is what keeps this blog running and helps at making our challenges known to a growing public - which honestly is our sole reward the team and I get for doing this in our spare time.

But let's move on to what makes us all happy ;) ...

The two prize winners were - as always - randomly drawn among all proper entries and this time the fabulous DecoArt prize bundle

goes to

entry # 20 


and a cool surprise package of awesome steampunk chippies designed and sold by boozybear

goes to 

entry # 6


Yay! Congrats, ladies, on your prize wins! Please, contact me under my email given in the side bar so I can forward your shipping details to our generous sponsors. DecoArt winners, please, also give a phone number as DecoArt will only ship if they are provided with a number that can be called in case of any delivery issues at customs and such.

And quickly on to our

 Top 5 

from the October challenge!
(as always they're presented in no particular order)

who wowed us with this beautiful "manni". 

whose little Haunted House
is just so charming and beautiful

altered bottle is just so freakin' cool, isn't it?

who did her magic on this fabulous tag using
a receipt paper roll! 


who did an amazing job
creating faux rust and patina 
on this fab organiser

Well done, ladies! Thanks so much for playing along!!! Huge congrats on making our Top5 this time! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs!


Our actual Winter Special Challenge is live and open until the end of December this time - so there are two months time instead of the usual one to maybe do a little steampunk or industrial style make in between enjoying preparing for Christmas! The team and I hope to see you play along with us soon!

Thank you for another year of being with us on this creative mixed media journey "with the special twist"!!! Thank you to our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear for being with us on this journey and for staying with us for another year filled with loads of awesome mixed media inspiration!!!! 

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and as always

hugs and happy Christmas and steampunk crafting! 

Claudia & the SASPC Team!

Friday, November 1, 2019

SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Winter Special Challenge!

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

Maura here, tightening up my corset and getting ready for the holidays.   We love having you here, playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style!

We have a Winter Special  challenge for the months of November and December...we know how busy the holiday times can be for all of us, so this will give you extra time to create and share, and still enjoy all the holiday fun. We also change the usual rule of three entries per person and challenge to five entries for our specials challenges - so there are five chances to win one of the two prizes instead of the usual three!

The design team has some great inspiration for you, and wishes you a relaxing and joyful holiday season!

 Our Winter Special  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!
  Please be sure to link our URL to your blog post, Facebook page, Instagram page or wherever you are posting your project, so that we can consider you for our Top 5 and prize winners. 

 Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, 

 and boozybear

 ...for keeping the cogs and gears 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! 

is wishing you all happy holidays and hopes that creating fallen snow on her steampunk tag will do its magic so she will have a white X-mas in Vienna this year.

is getting us ready for holiday dinners with her delicious recipe for some beautiful fish

Happy Cauldron

Let's all cook together...Menu of the day: Do more of what makes you happy!!

is also dreaming of a white Christmas
as her beautiful project shows

Come on! I dare you...to join us and have some steampunk fun!

Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope to see you playing along with us these months in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of December.

 Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5!  Top 5 for the Winter Special  and prize winners will be posted on January 15th,  so be sure to pop back to check that out.

 Time to put your top hat on, add a few jingle bells and get crafting with us! 
Hugs, happy holidays, and happy crafting!

 Maura & the SASPC Team

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

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

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

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