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, March 1, 2014

March Challenge and Awesome News

Servus and welcome back for another edition of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges! So great to have you back for some more Steampunk play!

For a start we want to share with you the latest news: our new design team members! As life has become more hectic than expected for some of the "old team" we decided to get some backing so we will always have enough inspirational stuff to provide you with at each start of a challenge.

And luckily both said yes - so, please, welcome to the team Susan Janicula from "klistersøster" and Agnieszka, better known as Meresanth, from "Meresanth Krafts"! Applause, applause!

 They both were willing to tell a bit about themselvse so you get to know them a bit better:

I've been blogging for 1 ½ years now, and has participated in a variety of challenges. It has given me some real good moments. When I discovered Steampunk I was sold for gears - gadgets ... I was very honored when die Amelie asked if I would be DT member, and I am looking forward to be contributing to the team.



My crafting adventure started with jewellery-making a few years ago, but I have developed a strong love for paper since then and now mainly make paper and metal projects. I've always been drawn to all things vintage so I guess steampunk has been waiting round the corner for me all these years... I'm so glad I finally found it!


We are so happy to have them with us now and they made some brilliant projects for their first appearance here on the challenge blog!


The challenge theme for March


This means you can use transparent or semi-transparent materials or objects with your makes or even make "transparency" the main theme of your project. We leave it all up to you as long as your make is obviously steampunk AND follows the challenge rules too (which can be found at the top of the blog). 

As always there's a prize to be won and the possibility that you will get featured as our spotlight during the month...or even make our Top3. Please, enter your makes at the bottom of this post using one of the two inlinkz-collections (for 2D or 3D makes). If you want to be our Guest Designer just add a "GD" to your name when entering your project. We will contact you then. 


Of course we also have a Guest Designer to join us for the March challenge and it is 



Hallo, mein Name ist Kerstin.
Ich komme aus einer kleinen Stadt in Sachsen-Anhalt, Deutschland.
Schon seit einigen Jahren bin ich dem Kreativvirus verfallen, Heilung ausgeschlossen ;-)
Probiere immer gern alles Neue aus, so begann ich mit Acryl- und Textilmalerei, dazu kam die Decopagetechnik, Kerzengestaltung, Stempelkunst und Scrapbooking.
Favorit ist für mich die Mixed Media Art im Vintagestyle, hier läßt sich alles kombinieren.
Aus alt mach neu, deshalb wird auch gern mal auf Opa's Dachboden oder immer Keller gekramt, die Dinge haben Geschichte!
Kreativ zu sein heißt für mich, mich selbst und eine neue Welt zu entdecken, den Ideen freien Lauf lassen, um am Ende selbst zu staunen, was daraus entstanden ist.

Hi, my name is Kerstin.

I come from a small town in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. For several years I have been addicted to the creative virus excluded cure;-)
I always like to try everything new, so I started with acrylic and fabric painting, came to the art Decopage, candle design, stamp art and scrapbooking. So virtually everything that has to do with my passion for colors. Favorite for me is the Mixed Media Art in vintage style, here everything can be combined.
From old to new, so is also often dug out on grandpa's attic or basement always, things have history!
To discover myself and a new world, let the ideas flow to marvel at the end itself, which has been incurred for me to be creative means.

 Thank you so much, Kerstin, for being with us this month! Your project is so awesome and you really rocked the challenge theme!

Check out this close up for all the yummy details! Wow!

To learn more about Kerstin's fabulous make hop over to her blog (by clicking her blog name above)!


And now on to the makes of the (grown) design team:

A steampunk meadow with flying creatures. :) Created on canvas with clockwork elements and animals stamped onto acetate and cut out - the pig is 'flying' on an acetate strip.
 The blog post will be here.

I've made this card Heavy Rain with the gears on transparent acetate. When you pull the acetate the gears will move downwards. See more pictures and how I've made it on Heavy Rain.

My ticket is a stamp (Artemio), I added some rusty gears (die cut), the man is a stamp (a gift from Sandee) and the stripe film is very very old (about years) I found this in an old trunk. I think it's perfect for transparency.

I used two narrow acetate strips with my pop up box card to let the zeppelin and balloon fly.


We hope we have inspired you to create with "Transparency" and can't wait to see your entries! 

Hugs and happy crafting,


Link your projects to:


  1. Great job, ladies!
    Love your approaches on the transparency theme so much!
    Thank you, all and especially Kerstin, for being with us and sharing your awesome make!

    Claudia x

  2. Wow, what an amazing projects! Fantastic!

  3. Fantastic to see the two new team members - and what fabulous creations from everyone!
    Alison x

  4. Great theme and some brilliant inspiration from all the DT members - welcome to the new girls :o)

  5. Awesome!! Welcome, welcome new DT members!
    Great idea and inspiration for March - kudos to the team, as always!

  6. Wonderful inspiration by the team!

    Congratulations to the new DT members!

  7. Fantastic new teamies and great makes from everyone. Seriously will try and carve out some time to join in, I have really been missing getting steampunky!


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