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):