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

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Mid Month Reminder, a Spotlight and this Month's Prize Sponsor

Hello, hello, dear Steampunk friends,

time to remind you about our current challenge, which wants you to use your new stash (and for which we have already got a real load of awesome entries - wow!)!

By entering a project (that fits the current challenge theme AND follows our general challenge rules) you get eligible for the monthly random prize draw and this month our generous sponsor is



We are so proud that we have this bunch of awesome sponsors for 2014! Thank you all so much :)

I wanted my team to choose a spotlight from the entries so far and Brigitte (coutureuse) went for the lovely, lovely make from

Kerstin F.!

"It has lots of beautiful detail and I love especially the great depth Kerstin has achieved, which makes her project so incredibly awesome!"

A superb choice this is - so huge congrats, Kerstin! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your gallery site!


Don't forget to join our challenge! It is open until the end of January and we look forward to many more stunning projects entered with our "Use Your New Stash - Challenge".

Happy Steampunk crafting!

S,A & B

Friday, January 10, 2014

Welcome our generous sponsors for 2014!

Day 10 of our january challenge "Use Your New Stash!" and we have some awesome news to share with you!

Sandra, Brigitte and me are so happy and excited: we could manage to get some really terrific sponsors on board for 2014 and we would love to introduce them to you. So, please, welcome with us all those awesome sponsors old and anew:

We are so happy to have with us again:

(former Mixed Media Place)

and new to the team are:


and also
will be with us once more this year for one challenge!

Yay! Isn't this incredible? All those generous people providing us with terrific prizes to give away on our tiny challenge blog!!! Sandra, Brigitte and me would like to say a big "THANK YOU SO MUCH!" to all of you! It's is such a wonderful thing to have you with us on the journey and we want you to know that we are deeply grateful! 

Our current january challenge  is still open and you, dear players, readers and followers, get eligible for the prize draw by entering a 2D or 3D project to it before the end of January. Also - if you want to be with us as a Guest Designer, just add GD to your name when entering the collections via the inlinkz tool. 

We look forward to having a wonderful challenging new year here at our tiny creative steampunk spot. Please, keep entering your awesome art to our challenges as you already did in 2013! By doing so you make us very proud and happy :)

SanDee, Brigitte&amelie

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Top3 and Prize Winner of our December Challenge

Hello, dear Steampunk friends,

time to announce the Top3 for the December challenge and the winner of our fab prize!

Thank you to all those who played with us in December - although there's usually not a lot of time left for creating anything else than X-mas cards or doing other preparations for X-mas Eve or the holidays! We loved your vehicles and Santa looking so glad sitting in them (and enjoying his new and faster ride).

As there were only three entries for the 3D collection, there are no Top3 of course, but on the other hand we loved all three entries so much, so I would love to link to them too: Dagmar, Elly and Tina shared the most gorgeous 3D makes with us and they are well worth a visit!

The team had at least to choose from the entries for the 2D collection and these are our Top3 - tadaaah!

Top 3


Chaosmaus (Kerstin #2)

Well done, ladies!!! Please, feel free to grab the Top3 badge for your blogs!

And the winner of the fabulous 10 Euro voucher to spend at


 Kerstin - Chaosmaus!

Please, e-mail us (see contact adress on the top of the side bar) for further details, so we can send your prize to you! 

Our actual challenge wants you to "Use Your New Stash" you got for X-mas and can be found here. We would love to see your new stuff and the goodness you create from it! 

Hugs and happy crafting,

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year and the First Challenge!

Yay, welcome back, dear crafting steampunk friends!
It's so great to have you all back and we have a lot of wonderful challenges in store for you ;)

We hope you all have been enjoying the holidays so far! We are sure that you all have got some awesome crafting goodies for X-mas....so this month's challenge is all about using them:


This is what we want you to do when you create your steampunk projects for our January challenge ;). Please, mention the new stuff in your post so we can make your entry count!

As usual we have two separate collections for the 3D and 2D makes and we have also managed to get some more wonderful sponsors on board for 2014! They will be introduced a little later this month - so come back to check it out. 
The prize winner and Top 3 of December's challenge will be announced next Saturday (we are so happy that some of you found the time to play with us in December - despite all the X-mas preparations and festivities. Thank you so much!) 

Now, please, welcome our first Guest Designer for 2014: 

from Meresanth Krafts. Yay!
She has made the most wonderful steampunk storage for your inspiration:

Sooo terrific! Wow!
She also made a terrific video of this awesome storage, which can be watched over here. I recommend you watch it, as t reveals some specials the drawers do not show at first sight (and a bit of the how to as well ;). Thank you for this brilliant make, Meresanth, and for the video special too!

And this is what she tells us about her:

My love for crafting started many years ago with jewellery-making, and that is probably where my love for all things metal comes from. :) Recently I have been mainly drawn to paper crafts, however, and I have found a combination of all of my most favourite things in the steampunk and vintage styles.

I like using all kinds of true vintage findings in my projects and it was no different this time, as my new post-Christmas stash includes both some beautiful designer papers and some attic and junkyard findings. All these trinkets needed a worthy place to stay, and so I decided to create a set of book drawers which will be their new home!


Thank you so much, Meresanth, for being with us and for your awesome inspirational projects! 
Let's have a look at what the DT has in store for you:


Our challenge is open until the end of January. Please, make sure that you enter your project to the correct collection (2D or 3D) and most of all: have fun!

Oh, and just in case you forgot: if you want to be our Guest Designer, just add a "GD" to your name when entering your project with our challenge (and we will contact you then). 

Hugs and happy crafting,
SanDee, coutureuse & amelie

 Enter your projects here: