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, December 24, 2013

Merry X-mas!

We wish you a merry X-mas and all the best for 2014!

Thank you for all the wonderful creations 
you have been sharing with us  
so constantly
on this awesome Steampunk journey ! 

We are looking forward to another wonderful year 
filled with a lot of awesome steampunk goodness 
made by you!

Sandra, Brigitte and Claudia xx

Saturday, December 14, 2013

December Prize Sponsor Announcement and Reminder

Time for the mid-month reminder of our December challenge, dear crafting steampunk friends:

this month Iris from Irishteddy's is providing us with a 10 Euro voucher for her wonderful online store, which will be given to a randomly drawn winner from all the entries for this month's challenge.


Thank you very much, Iris! ;)

To learn more about our December challenge just click here and hop over to the challenge post. We hope you will find some spare time between all the X-mas preparations to enter our challenge and have some steampunky X-mas crafting fun!

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Balloon, Balloon! - Top3 and Prize Winner!

Welcome back to the announcement of our Top3 from the November challenge "Balloon, Balloon"and of course of our prize winner!

Last month we had lovely Tusia from 7Dots Studio as our sponsor and she is giving away the awesome 9th Wave Collection! Wow! Thank you once again so much! :)


And random.org chose:

Congrats, Sabine! Please, contact us for further details on your lovely win! (The contact button can be found on top of our side bar). 

But now to our Top3! You once again gave us a hard time choosing as we really loved all your entries! Thank you all so much for playing with us so constantly and sharing your awesome art with us over here! 





Congrats, ladies! You really rocked this challenge! Please, feel free to take the badge for your blogs! 


Our current challenge "Santa's New/Pimped Up Vehicle" can be found (and entered) over here! We would love you to join in the X-mas fun and enjoy!

Hugs and happy crafting,

S, B & A 

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Second spotlight from the November Challenge

As there were such a lot of wonderful entries and we are in the middle of choosing our Top3 for Saturday (which is - as always - really difficult but has to be done ;) I thought I'd share another spotlight on another fab entry with you:

This terrific art journal page 


I love the colours she used and that the balloon seems to float in the far background of the misterious scenery. I also love the depth she created and that second balloon that can be seen through the French window... look how she draws the focus to it by the structure of the floor boards and the open door! A brilliant make, isn't it?

Thank you, Titbelsoeur, for sharing your beautiful art with us. Please, feel free to take the badge for your blog. Looking forward to seeing you enter one of our challenges again ;)

Hugs and happy crafting and if you already haven't then have a look at our December challenge now - we would love you to join in our X-mas-Steampunk fun!

Claudia - aka die amelie x

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Our December Steampunk Challenge

Hello and welcome back, dear readers and steampunk crafting friends!

It's time for a new challenge over here and to dive into Christmas too - only with a steampunk twist of course ;)

This month we want you to create

Santa's New Or Pimped Up Vehicle

Maybe Santa has decided to switch to a more modern vehicle or his old sleigh needed a technical make over..... show us what it is that he will come in this X-mas! 

As long as your project is obviously steampunk oriented you can make it an "anything goes" - from 2D to 3D creations (for which we offer as always two separate collections). But, please, do also check our challenge rules (to be found on top of the page).

Again you blew us away with all your artful and creative entries for the november challenge! You are so great! Thank you all so much! Please, check back next saturday to see if you are the prize winner or among our Top3. 


This month we also have another Guest Designer with us - please, welcome the lovely talented Maura from the "Two Crafting Sisters"! And - as we had expected - she created the most lovely and whimsical vehicle for Santa:

This is so gorgeous, isn't it?

And this is what Maura wrote us about herself to share with you all:

Hi, I'm Maura and delighted and honored to have been asked to be a guest designer here this month - I love challenges! I'm from upstate New York where I have a fantastic view of the Adirondack mountains from my craft space - great inspiration. My family is my husband, the artist and musician, two grown sons, and Jasper, our jack russell. I teach science and have a passion for art and crafting, I always have some project in the works. As a long time Sci-Fi and fantasy fan, I was ready for Steampunk! For me, it is the perfect blend of science and imagination, and I love to let it run wild. Santa's pimped out steampunk hot air balloon all started with a light bulb and a bucket...

Thanks Amelie and SanDee!

Crafty hugs...oops, watch the inky fingers,


Thank you so much, Maura, for your charming make and for being with us this month! We really love your balloon Santa comes in as it is such an enchanting project! Big hug and wishes!!!


And here come the DT makes which (hopefully) get you all inspired for creating awesome makes for entering our challenge ;)

Enjoy the pre-Christmas period, have a merry X-mas and a lot of fun crafting!!!

Sandra, Brigitte and Claudia

Please, link your creations using the inlinkz tool below (and don't forget to add a GD if you want to be our Guest Designer for a challenge):

Monday, November 25, 2013

November Spotlight

Time to shine a spotlight on one of the awesome entries, don't you think? (Even though I would rather spotlight all of them as they are once again all so brilliantly beautiful ;).

So let's switch the light on and present Elly Pirally's gorgeous piece of Steampunk jewelry:


There comes a fab how-to with her post as well, so check it out by clicking her name or the image to get to her post.

Thank you very much, Elly, for this fab inspirational piece of art! Please, feel free to grab the badge for your blog!


And one last reminder for you all out there: our actual challenge "Balloon, balloon!" is still open until the end of the month and maybe you want to join in too? We would love to see your entry with us soon. There's also a fab prize to win for one randomly chosen player.

Today there's the first snow over here in Vienna - hope you are all warm and cosy! Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x

Monday, November 18, 2013

This month's prize sponsor and a reminder

Hello and servus, dear steampunk crafting friends!

It's mid-month and there are two more weeks left to enter our "Balloon, balloon!" challenge to get eligible for our Top3 and/or the prize win!

This month Tusia from "7 Dots Studio"


 (former owner of Mixed Media Place) 
is our generous sponsor again and she offers the awesome 
9th Wave Collection pack to give away to our randomly chosen prize winner! 

Such a stunning collection! And thank you so much, Tusia, for being our sponsor again! You really make this place special by providing us with your lovely collections!

So come on, creative minds out there, get your mojo flowing and show us your steampunk balloons!

See you soon (hopefully... entering our challenge ;),


Saturday, November 9, 2013

Top 3 from the Tic Tac Toe Challenge and Prize Winner

Good morning, dear Steampunk friends!

Time to announce our
for the TicTacToe Challenge 
and the winner of 
the lovely Red Lead stencils!

The team has voted and again it was really hard choosing as you all entered terrific projects to our challenge (as usual). Thank you so much for making this place so special! You really rock this challenge every time!

Starting with the 2D makes (and in no particular order) - our Top3  for October:


and 3D:

So very well done, ladies! Whoop, whoop! Huge congrats to you all! 
Please, feel free to grab the Top3 badge for display on your blogs! 

And random.org chose our winner of the 



and it iiiiiis:


Yay! Congrats, Barbara, on your fantastic win! We hope you will have a lot of fun creating with these fab stencils! Please, contact us for further details so we can send them to you. (You will find the contact button on top of the side bar).

Our current challenge - "Balloon, Balloon!" is still open until the end of the month and we hope you will play with us again and enter your terrific art!!!

Hugs and happy crafting!


Friday, November 1, 2013

"Balloon, Balloon!" - November Challenge

Welcome back to another edition of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges! This month we want you to create something with the theme

"Balloon, Balloon!"

It is totally up to you how you interpret the theme and whether you create a 2D or 3D project - as long as it is Steampunk and the theme is visible with your projects (and we don't have to search for a relating item with the magnifying glass *lol). 

As usual we were blown away by all your entries for our "TicTacToe" challenge (thank you ever sooo much for playing with us and entering such artful and creative makes!) and we will announce the Top3 and prize winner on saturday next week - so, please, come back then to check out if you are among the chosen.

We also want YOU to be our future guest designers. If you want to be with us as a GUEST DESIGNER for one of our monthly challenges just add GD to your name when entering our challenge with a project. We would love to have you as our special guest! :)


We also had planned on having a special guest with us for this month - Barbara from Magic Delights! 
Sadly and unexpectedly life got in her way and therefore she cannot be with us this month. We hope that she will be able to join us some other month and then we can introduce her and her lovely art to you. Take care, Barbara, and get well soon!!!!


But now onto some good news: Sandra and me are very happy to introduce to you our very first official DT member - Brigitte, better known to you as coutureuse from "La maison de Coutureuse"!

We were so happy when she said yes to our invitation on joining us permanently as we love her steampunk makes and all of her thought out of the box projects!

And this is what Brigitte tells us about herself:

I have been addicted to crafts for many years. First there were fibers and textiles and now it's mixed media. I love to mix and match this and that, I love altered things - to create a new thing that is totally different. 

Steampunk is a perfect theme for combining art and imagination. Internet is the biggest museum in the world and challenges open the door to creativity. No limits -  except the time...

Welcome to our team, Brigitte! We are so glad to have you with us!

Of course we all have been busy working on showing you something inspirational to get you going:

Isn't her first make for our challenge fantastic? The balloon is even 3D! So cool!

As always there are two separate (2D and 3D) collections to enter your projects to - so please watch closely when entering them via the inlinkz-tool below (and don't forget about the Guest Designers option ;). Have fun crafting, stamping and getting messy! The challenge rules are to be found at the top of the page and our challenge is open until the end of the month. So there's enough time to roll some ideas in your heads and then get them done. ;)

Looking forward to seeing your awesome creations entered with our challenge soon!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

October Spotlight

Time for a spotlight, don't you think too?

I found this little treasure I want to share with you today. It's from Amy Petrou:

I love the stitched together metal plates - this idea is sooo brilliant (and if allowed to I might borrow it some time ;).

Thank you for the awesome inspiration, Amy! Please, feel free to take the badge for your site.

We already have an awesome bundle of lovely projects entered to our October challenge, but there is still more time to go....and maybe win the gorgeous Red Lead stencils ;)
To get to our current challenge, please, click here or click the image on top of the side bar. Thank you!

Hugs and happy crafting!

die amelie x

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Prize for October's Challenge and Reminder

Hello and servus, dear Steampunk friends and crafters!

Time to announce the prize for this month's challenge and to remind you that there are still two more weeks left for entering our Steampunk Tic Tac Toe challenge and thus become eligible for our randomly drawn prize winner.
We would love to see your tags, cards, altered items,... entered soon with our 2D and 3D projects collections ;)

Chris and Sharon from Red Lead 

were once again so kind and generous to donate two stencils from their awesome range to give away to our winner! A huge THANK YOU to Chris and Sharon  for this awesome prize! :)
(If you click the shop badge you get to their fab on line store)

Aren't they great? I love using their stencils - especially for my art journaling but also for some of my steampunk makes ;) 

To win these all you have to do is create a project for our TicTacToe Steampunk challenge and enter it - random.org will pick the winner from the entries then about a week after the challenge has ended on October 31st.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

September Prize Winner and Top3

Oooops, sorry I am a bit late today, but things have been a bit hectic during the last days as I slipped in the shower two days ago and almost broke my ribs - seems I was lucky "just" to have some heavy bruises on my left side (moving is a bit hurtful and raising my left arm is not a good idea at the moment) and the x-ray that had to be done didn't show any severe injuries.... *phew!

So I am here now (at last!!) to bring to you the Top3 of our september challenge "Dolls 'n Robots" and the randomly drawn prize winner of the 10 Euro voucher for Irishteddy's online store.

The entries were - as usual - absolutely fantastically thought-outside-the-box ones and we loved them all! We really appreciate the amount of creativity and thought you always put into the makes you enter with our challenges! Thank you so much!

As there were only three entries with our 2D collection, we decided to just vote a Top winner...

Here they come (in no particular order):



Congrats, ladies! Soooo very well done! Please, feel free to grab  the Top3 badge for display on your blogs! 

And now on to our prize winner. And random.org picked Nr.9

which is 


Congrats , Tina, you won a 10 Euro voucher for shopping with Irishteddy's well sorted online store! (Thank you so much, Iris, for being our generous sponsor! ;)

Please, contact me (see link at the sidebar) for further details!

(I always add the numbers of the 3D collection's entries to the numbers of the 2D collection before using random.org, so #9 over at the 3D collection is actually the 3D entry #6 - just in case any of you wondered how this works).

Our new challenge for october has already started - this month we are playing Steampunk Tic Tac Toe! We would love you to join us and have fun!

Hugs and happy crafting,

SanDee&amelie xx