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

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!