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

Friday, March 1, 2013

Welcome to Our Very First Challenge!

Gosh! Are you only half as excited as we are? (Guess, not *lol....mostly thoughts like: is the Inlinkz tool installed correctly? Will they like our challenge? Will they throw tomatoes and never come back?...;).

Maybe you have already read our starting post about our dreams, visions and goals upon this challenge blog. If not, take the time please, as we try to explain how we think about the challenges we will prepare for you (hoping, you will enjoy them as much and as often as possible;).

But for now let's skip the sentimental part and turn to the fun thing....
the challenge itself....and our first challenge theme iiiiIIS....

"Cuckoo Clocks Go Steampunk!"

We want you to create projects showing steampunk cuckoo clocks - well, to be exact: what YOU imagine steampunk cuckoo clocks could look like. It could be a tag or a card with a cuckoo clock on it, a paper crafted project, a project created using mixed-media techniques,.... as long as a cuckoo clock is the main focus....but, please, read the rules and the "about"-stuff before starting. There are a few things we ask you to take an eye on before creating and entering a project with our challenges.

Updated: we offer two separate inlinkz-collections for 2D and 3D/altered objects each. So the monthly Top3 will be chosen twice and the problem of the two categories not being comparable may be solved that way too - besides creating a much larger field for creativity ;)

To start our challenge blog, we managed to invite a wonderfully talented stamper and crafter to do us the honour being our Special Guest Designer: please, welcome Rosie from "Rosie's Bastelwelt"!

Here's what she created on this very special occasion! (WE LOVE IT!) Thank you so much, Rosie, for sharing this awesome cuckoo clock project with us and for being with us today. As usual there went such a lot of thought, perfection and creative thinking into this!

Brilliant, isn't it? And here come the projects from the DT!

Hopefully - even though we are just the two of us (with some wonderful additional help from our GD Rosie ;) - you have seen sufficient inspiration to be in the mood to create something for our challenge and join in. We would love to see your projects with this month's challenge!

The challenge is open until the end of the month and we will announce our (very first) Top3 about a week after the collection has closed. We will also spotlight some of the entries throughout the month. So check back from time to time to see if you are the one!

And there's even more awesome news for you: on this very special occasion we also offer a surprise

The winner will be drawn randomly at the end of this month's challenge and all who enter a project (following our rules and the theme of course) are eligible! Cool, huh?

So we look forward to seeing many awesome designs of yours and hope that you have a lot of fun and enjoy yourselves at being challenged that way ;)
 Please, use Inlinkz to share your projects with us (if the inlinkz-thingie does not work, tell us the URL to your post via comment form).




  1. Best wishes on your new challenge!

  2. Hi to you ... Love the clock .. Wow xxx more more more xxx

  3. Good luck in your new challenge, I hope all goes well and you are 'snowed under' with entries.

  4. Wow, so genial schöne Werke von Amelie und SanDee. Danke für die tollen Inspirationen.

    viel Glück mit der Challenge

  5. Great pieces from the DT and the guest (congrats Rosie!!) Great theme for the first challenge too! If I can find the time I will try and play! Good luck with it all and I hope you get lots of entries!

  6. Hi from a fellow steampunk fan. I just love the whole concept and cant wait to get making something for your challenge.
    Its lovely to meet you.

    Gill x

  7. Some fantastic pieces from the DT here. Huge good luck wishes to you with this new challenge venture. It is such a great idea and I hope you get loads of entries. Hugs, Jenny x

  8. Good luck ladies with this new challenge blog!
    Steampunk...I love it!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  9. Yipee!! TIME to get started. I'm sure your challenge will do very well, it's good to have something that's not all cute and fluffy. Good luck!!!

  10. Best wishes with this new challenge blog... i shall do my best to join in..... i love steampunk...almost as much as the macabre.

  11. Ein Start mit Paukenschlag (:o) Klasse Thema! Ihr habt ja schon mal ordentlich etwas vorgelegt, was die Inspiration nur so beflügelt. Ich sag dann mal...bis später...

  12. Good luck with the we challenge ab makes, will try and play along! Hugs trace x

  13. Got to join in with this! It's going to be such fun!

  14. I am in! I thought I followed the other day, but am now and have added your badge to my blog! Can't wait to go cuckoo! Awesome DT inspiration and best of luck on the new adventure!

  15. Yay!Congratulations on going live with your first challenge. Wishing you success. What a good topic! I will try very hard to enter. The design inspiration is wonderful. Vee xx

  16. Wow absolutely amazing pieces of artwork from the DT and guest designer. This was so much fun to take part in - thank you so much... Gill x

  17. Hi, your clocks are so charming :-) Thanks for the challenge!

  18. Fabulous challenge, count me in!

  19. Congrats on starting a Steampunk challenge, I am sure it will be very popular. I will definitely try and join in.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  20. Congratulations - totally fantastic first challenge (and incredibly lucky for me in terms of theme!), amazing inspiration... this is going to be a complete hit!!
    Alison xx

  21. No problem - my fault - I missed the thing about no 3D work... I'll be back later in the month with something two dimensional!!
    Alison xx

    1. Thank you for your understanding, Alison!

      According to this event we have decided to add an additional 3D selection with inlinkz - so our challenge is now open to altered/3D projects as well :)
      Already moved your project for you!

      Claudia x

  22. love the dt work, good luck Im sure this will be a success xx

  23. I am so happy you added 3D too! I already thought it was great now it will be even more great!!
    Vee xx

  24. Fantastic creations and I love this new Challenge :-D
    IKE xx


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