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

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February Spotlight and Sponsor

Servus and welcome back, dear Steampunk friends!

Time for the mid-month reminder as usual for our February "Time Machine" challenge which you can still enter to get eligible to win this months prize sponsored by Iris (thank you, Iris!) from


or become one of our chosen Top3 for the 2D or 3D collections. All you have to do is enter a project to our challenge via inlinkz in the challenge post (following the theme and the challenge rules). You can also apply for being Guest Designer with one of our challenges by adding a "GD" to your name when using the inlinkz tool!

But now on to this month's spotlight! And some great news (well, no real news exactly but more a bit of a teaser ;) along with that: we are happy that we will be able to introduce two new members who have joined our DT and will be with us from March! So come back for the March challenge to learn more about who they are and what they have in store for you!

To keep them a bit busy I have already asked them to choose the spotlight for this month and they both went for the same entry (and also tell us why):

 and her most fantastic time machine! 


"... her project is really impressive, with all the small elements and the background that is so in sync with the alarm clock insides."

"...As one her first Steampunk projects I think that it has succeeded very well for Kasia. There is no doubt that it is a time machine that can bring us to where we want - by the way, is Kasia still here on Earth?"

Honestly, regarding all the intimidating wires and gears, gauges and spinning hands I wonder too if Kasia has already left this time universe to travel to an alternative one where she discovers the most exciting or terrifying things. Let's hope she has not altered any timelines she shouldn't have!

Well done, Kasia! We love your time machine! Please, feel free to grab the badge for your blog!


There is still time until the end of February to enter our challenge "Time Machine". We have had a lot of fabulous entries so far, but of course we would like to see yours too ;)

Hugs and happy crafting, 
S, B, A, S & A ;)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

January Winner and Top3

Servus and hello, dear Steampunk friends!

Time to announce our prize winner and Top3 from the January challenge! First I want to thank you all for the wonderful and numerous entries! What could be more great a reward than having a lot of folk who want to join in our challenges and by doing so make this place a special meeting point for all those who love creativity with a touch of Steampunk!

First to our winner of last month's prize, which was sponsored by


And random.org chose....drumroll.....:

Susan Janicula! 

Please let me know your shipping adress via e-mail so I can forward it to Di from Tando Creative! Congrats and have fun with the goodies!


And now to the Top3 the DT has chosen
(in no particular order):









Huge congrats to all our winners! Very well done! (And as always choosing was really hard as we loved all the entries). Please, feel free to grab our Top3 badge for display on your blogs! 

The February challenge is already open and we want to see your "Time Machines" - so why not join in and share some Steampunk fun with us? 

Hugs and happy crafting,


Saturday, February 1, 2014

The February Challenge - "Time Machine"

Welcome to another edition of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, dear Steampunk friends and crafters!

This month our theme is

Time Machine 

and it is totally up to you how you interpret the theme and if you make a tag, a card, an art journal page, a drawing/painting or a crafted or altered 3D project for our challenge. The main focus should be on having fun creating :)

Whatever comes to your mind is good as long as it is Steampunk and fits the theme and our challenge rules!

Thank you so much for all the wonderful entries for our "Use Your New Stash" challenge! The team will have a hard time choosing their Top3 and we will announce them shortly after nex Saturday (due to school holidays over here and us being off for some skiing), so, please, check back next week to see if you are among our Top3 or the randomly drawn prize winner of the Tando Creative prize.

But now on to our Guest Designer for this month.

We are happy to introduce to you 

from  art bee art

Mein Name ist Sabine und ich lebe in einer kleinen Stadt in Deutschland mit meinem Mann. Ich bin Mutter einer Tochter und eines Sohnes.

Ich liebte es seit meiner Kindheit, zu zeichnen, zu malen und zu basteln, und mit verschiedenen Materialien zu experimentieren. Ich hatte einen sehr langweiligen Bürojob, also machte ich kleine Kunstwerke in meiner freien Zeit. Malerei und Kartenherstellung sind jetzt meine Favoriten. Ich mache aber auch gerne Schmuck , und trage ihn auch sehr gerne.

Ich habe schon viele kreative Techniken ausprobiert, z.B. Töpfern, Fimo und vieles Andere mehr. Meine Zeitmaschine für diese challenge wurde aus Fimo gemacht.

My name is Sabine and I live in a small town in Germany with my husband. I am mother of a daughter and of a son.
I loved to draw, paint and craft,  using different materials ,since my childhood . I had a very boring office job, so I made little artworks in my free time. Painting  and card making  are my favourites now. I also like to make jewelry, and I like to wear jewelry.

I have tried many creative techniques, such as pottery, polymer clay and many other more.

My work for this challenge, the time machine, is made with polymer clay.


Awesome, isn't it? Thank you so much, Sabine, for being with us and sharing some of your lovely art with us!
And if this isn't enough to get your mojo going there are of course the makes from the DT:

worked her magic again by altering a book.

I had an intense play with some die cut cogs and gears. ;)

To see and learn more about details or how tos hop over to the blogs of the DT members - they really put a lot of love and effort in their makes to inspire you. 

Our challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month. Please, check the callenge rules on top of our blog page so you make sure your entry can be counted in. Oh, and see to it that you enter your make to the correct collection as we divide into 2D and 3D makes (which we choose separate Top3 from too). 

This month's sponsor and prize will be announced around mid-month. So come back then to check it out. We look forward to seeing your Time Machines entered soon!

Hugs and happy crafting, 
B, S & A

Enter your projects below: