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, 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!


  1. hohoho ! ma Coutureuse ! trooooop bien !!!!
    many many contrats to my dear friend Coutureuse !!!

  2. What a fantastic theme ladies and of course you always wow us with your samples. I have the 'perfect' stamp so MUST be back with an entry soon. Well done Brigitte on your DT position - thoroughly deserved. Jenny x

  3. merci ! thank you so much
    Coutureuse - Brigitte

  4. Welcome Brigitte! looking forward to all your lovely designs.
    Thanks to you all for the great samples.
    Big Crafty Hugs, Angela x
    Now what shall I make? Oh Yes!

  5. Claudia, thank you so much for such a nice comment you left on my blog ! and thank you Coutureuse for letting me find this challenge blog out ;-)

  6. Wunderschöne Ballon Karten und Tags habt ihr erstellt. Vielen Dank für diese tolle Herausforderung.
    Liebe Grüße, Carmen

  7. Superschöne Beispiele sind hier zu sehen. Danke für die Challenge

  8. Fabulous makes and I hope to play along

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x


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