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

Friday, January 15, 2021

SASPC Winter Special 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 Winter Special steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge.  

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 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. 

Please Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, DecoArt is on hold due to production issues. We are drawing a winner, but please understand and be patient. We do not anticipate DecoArt shipping until April at the earliest. (it could be summer) (Prize will vary from the photo)




 The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness  goes to

#22 Judy

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

#14 Silvia

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 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. 

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 Drumroll please!!  

Our Top 5 from the Winter Special Challenge (in no particular order)  


shares with us her beautiful steampunk cat with lots of detailed layers



altered an old boot into a winged treasure, called Time to Take Flight...I wonder if you can fly while wearing them?



created this amazing steampunk moth...can you hear the gears whirring away?



is sharing a wonderfully detailed pocket watch, look carefully, 
there are many steampunk pieces to find


and Chaitali totally blew us away with her super creative altered chess board


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 Winter Special 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! 

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 The Jan/Feb challenge is open until the end of February, 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 5, 2021

Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: January/February 2021

 


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

Maura here, welcoming you to our first challenge of 2021.  We all wish you and your loved ones a new year of health and joy. May you find lots of creative fulfillment this year, and of course, we love having you with us, playing and sharing your amazing mixed media, steampunk and industrial style makes! 

We are going to be doing things a little differently for awhile, due to the ongoing pandemic around the world. We've decided to make our challenges for two months instead of one, and you may enter up to 5 times instead of the usual three. We know things are difficult for everyone (players, design team and sponsors) and this gives us all a bit more time to be creative without added pressure.  
Also, we do not know when DecoArt will be able to ship out again and what the prize bundle for 2021 will consist of, due to Corona restrictions that are impacting production.  We are working with DecoArt to come up with something pleasing to all of you, and hope things will improve by spring. 

The team and I also want to give a huge shout out and thank you to Kerstin for all of her fantastic mixed media projects she has shared with us over so many years. Her projects have been a wonderful treat with all their layers and textures and her eye for detail. We wish Kerstin the best in all her future endeavors, and look forward to some future visits!  

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

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



is still forced to take a break from crafting or creating, so she is trying to inspire you with an older steampunk project that hasn't been shared on this challenge blog yet. I wonder if you turn the dials on this amazing notebook where or when you would end up?







has a wonderful vintage, rusty piece that hold the keys to life








inspires us to begin the year with hope in her lovely industrial style home decor piece





and I, Maura

have a story of polar exploration to share



 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! Remember, you can enter FIVE times!


 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 this challenge, prize winners will as always be randomly selected from all proper entries (be sure to check out our posted rules) for an amazing chipboard package.  



We will also draw a prize winner for the DecoArt prize, but due to Corona pandemic restrictions we cannot yet tell what exactly and when it can be sent out - so, please, be patient and bear with us during these crazy times! You will get your prize - we promise! 


Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. We hope to see you playing along with our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of February. Remember, we will have a prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5!  Top 5 for our Winter Special Challenge and prize winner will be posted on January 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




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Click here to enter

Sunday, November 15, 2020

SASPC October 2020 Top 5 and Prize Winners

 Hi, servus and welcome to our mid-monthly announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from the previous challenge! Our two months long winter special challenge is already in full swing and if you haven't checked out the makes from the design team yet or the special rules that apply for November and December (and which provide two additional chances to win one of the two prize bundles by our generous sponsors), I recommend you do so right afterwards (by simply scrolling down to the previous post). 


As always our Top 5 have been picked by the team and the two prize winners were chosen via random.org among all proper entries. 


This fabulous DecoArt premium prize package

 goes to

#9 - diysilart



and a cool boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise package 



goes to

#21 - Irina


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for sharing your lovely makes with us! Please, email me under the vonpappe email address given in our sidebar to the right to claim your prize. DecoArt winners, please, also provide a phone number for shipping services. 


Let's move on to our 

Top 5

as always they're being presented in no particular order


Kathy

blew the whole team away with 

"Bionic Betty"






aka diysilart

created this amazing rusty frame
with some steampunk poison





aka creative.crumbs

wowed us with this amazing 
altered metal plate






tried design team member Kerstin's unique mixed media style
and created this beautiful reverse canvas



and 



charmed us once more with her imagination
and highly textural art, beautifully demonstrated
on this lovely tag




Well done, ladies! Huge congrats on making our Top5 and thanks so much for sharing your inspiring art with us! Please, feel free to grab this badge for display on your social media. 




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Our actual two months long winter special challenge is as always open through the whole of November and December and the team and I hope to see you play along with us again! You get there if you scroll down to the previous post. There you can also check out the team's inspiring makes and the adapted rules for our winter special. 

Enjoy the advent season and
- most of all - 
stay safe!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

















Sunday, November 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Winter Special 2020

 Yay, hooray, drumroll and ta-dah! Let the team and me welcome you to our annual Winter Special Challenge!!!


Those who have been playing along with us for a while by now, already know that we do a two months long challenge in November and December each year - simply because that allows our players and the team to indulge in advent and Christmas crafting and preparations with (hopefully) still a little time to squeeze in one or the other steampunk or industrial themed project. 

The usual rules all apply (so, please, make sure you have checked these out) - with one little change: this once you are allowed to enter up to five projects instead of the usual three! Which means two more chances to win one of the two prize bundles being generously sponsored by DecoArt and boozybear chipboard. The two lucky winners will be drawn randomly among all proper entries and we will announce them on the 15th of the following month (in this case that means 15th January 2021) alongside our Top5. 


The challenge theme is also the usual one - 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

meaning that we definitely want to see some steampunk or industrial style elements without having to search for them with a magnifying glass - but we welcome all sorts of creativity. Do your thing and do what makes you happy - as long as it isn't digitally created and sticks to our challenge theme!

The team have come up with inspirational projects, too, of course. 


Kerstin

is sharing another of her beautiful desk organisers, done in her brilliantly unique and inspiring steampunk-sea life-mixed media style. 




Her project is called 

"Steampunk Under the Sea"





Maura

is re-visiting a project from 2016 that is still dear to her heart. She does so because of real life issues that have made it impossible for her to enjoy some creative time at her work desk. The team and I wish her and her family the very best! 

I am definitely happy to see her beautiful Christmas Angel canvas again! 







has come up with this mesmerising mixed media tag. 
I love how she combines media with found objects to tell
the most beautiful stories! 




And don't we all agree that art is the answer? 
I definitely do. ;)






is fully into stars this year - this time she 
created one in steampunk mixed media style
to decorate her home for Christmas with. 


Look at all the beautiful texture and layers! 
Magical indeed! 




and I 

- Claudia


have created my first Christmas home decor piece for this year
(which is definitely early for me ;)
 



There's a detailed how-to with all the products used listed on my blog. 
I hope to see you over there!


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To visit the team's blogs and find out more about their projects, simply click on their names to get there. Please, take some seconds to leave them a little love there in the comments section - you will make them all very happy by doing so! Thank you! 


The challenge is open until 31st December and the Top5 and prize winners will be announced on 15th January 2021. The team and I would like to thank all our players for playing along with us so truly and  constantly this year and our wonderful prize sponsors boozybear and DecoArt for their generosity! 
I would also like to thank my wonderful team of course for all their fabulous work and support! 
You all rock! 

We wish you all safe holidays, a joyful advent season, 
merry Christmas and a happy new year! 




Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx




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Click here to enter

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. 

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 PRIZE WINNERS!! 

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. 

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 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!

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 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!

DecoArt


 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
XXX



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. 


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The 

Top 5 

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


Suman Pandit

with this awesome project






Zoe

whose yellow mixed media goodness blew us away



and 


Barbetka's

"Queen of the Deep" did too. 




Lys

altered a somehow boring ship model and turned it 

into an amazing piece that tells a beautiful story!



and finally


Kathy

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! 



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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