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

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Watch out for our Summer Special!


As I promised two days ago we have a Summer Special Bonus Challenge for you, dear Steampunk crafting friends!

It will run from today until the end of August - while our regular challenges will continue as usual. There is a fabulous extra prize package to win - sponsored by lovely Agnieszka who is the owner of the fab Retro Kraft Shop and also one of our wonderful team members!


So join in the fun - you have six long weeks to enter this bonus challenge. That should be perfect for a bit of creative steampunk play during your summer holidays!

For more details about the challenge and how to play along hop over to the extra page we have installed for this special event. You will find a bundle of inspiration over there too!

Good luck, have fun and see you soon (entering our challenge/s)! 

Claudia and the SASPC Team!


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

MMI - the July Challenge Mid Month Inspiration

...and of course the announcement of this month's prize sponsor as well ;)

Servus and welcome back to our tiny steampunk spot! We are so glad that you stop by to find out what Team B have in store for you!

As you may already know - this month's challenge theme is


and it is totally up to you how you interpret it - as long as your entry is obviously steampunk-ish (you know - we ask no more of you than to add at least a little steampunk twist to make your entry count) and follows our (few) general challenge rules (which can be found at the top of this page). To get to the main challenge post with the inlinkz collection click HERE. Or simply use the button on top of our side bar.

This month's prize (that will as always go to one randomly drawn player of this month's challenge) is sponsored by our new sponsor


whom we are so happy and proud to have with us this year! Thank you so much, Joy and IE team!

The lucky winner gets a voucher for their store - so don't hesitate: create! (and enter of course ;).

Aaaaand  we have some exciting news too: if you come back in two days on July 17th you will find an awesome Summer Special we have prepared for you! Make sure you don't miss this one as there will be an extra prize to win too! 


But now it's time to share the new bundle of inspiration - created by Team B - with you. We hope you like what you see and leave our place full of ideas and the urgent need to get to your crafting desks immediately (erm...of course only after reading to the end of this post)! And hopefully you will also take the time to visit the teamies' blogs for more images and information and maybe even leave a comment with their blogs - this will be highly appreciated! It is your comments that keep us going, you know?! :)

I decided for no particular inventor, but for a little boy, who dreams of  becoming a great inventor one day. Which young boy does NOT dream of changing the world by inventing something brand new?
My little boy has thousand crazy ideas in his head, just waiting for the day he will let them become reality.

Usually the first thought that comes to mind with the word 'Invention' is something mechanical or industrial. I took a slightly different view of this challenge and thought of my daughter, who loves to write - poems being a favourite.....and thinking that they are her 'inventions'. I am currently trying to learn coptic stitch so I can make books....the result was a notebook in which my daughter can write down some ideas.

I altered the top of a shoe box to create a steampunk "stand alone tray canvas" (which sounds like some invention too, right? * ;).I had a joyful time at my crafting desk - playing with fleamarket finds, lovely papers from my stash and a lot of lovely steampunk embellishments!


So you see - there's a billion and one possibilities for how to approach this challenge theme! What's most important to us is that you enjoy the creative process, have fun designing your very own takes on our challenge and that we (hopefully) could manage to spark your imagination! 

If you haven't already checked out the fab makes of Team A - HERE's the place to go to! You will also find the inlinkz collection for entering our July challenge over there.

We look forward to seeing your wonderful entries soon! Hugs and happy crafting,

your SASPC - Team! 


Saturday, July 5, 2014

Top 3 and Prize winner - Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust

Servus and welcome to the announcement of the Top3 from our June challenge "Shades of Grey, Blue and Rust" and the winner of the fab ...

"Illumination" stamp set 

sponsored by Tusia from 


and it iiiiiis...


Yay! Congrats from all the teamies! Have fun with your new stamps! Please, contact us (by using the email adress you find on top of our side bar) for further details, so we can arrange shipment! 

And now to our Top3....

As there were only five entries in the 3D collection this time, we decided to vote Top2 for the 3D makes. But let's start with the 2D makes first....erm...wait! I almost forgot to say: once again all of you entered such an awesome load of steampunk goodness to our challenge and we are so happy and proud about this as they make this place what it is - very special and unique! Thank you so much for being such true players and readers! And of course a huge thank you and welcome to all the new players and followers too ;)

But now - without any further ado - our Top2/3 (voted by the team as usual):


(in no particular order)







Well done, ladies! You really really rocked this challenge and we were so blown away by the imagination and skill you've shown! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs! 


Don't forget, dear Steampunk friends, our actual challenge has only just started and we want to see "Inventions&Inventors" done steampunk style (or at least with a steampunk twist ;)! We would love you to join in the fun! On July 15th there will be the second bundle of inspiration from Team B - so make sure to come back and check it out! We then will also reveal this month's prize sponsor ;)

In the meantime: hugs and happy crafting!
Your SASPC-Team! 


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Inventions&Inventors - the July Challenge

Servus! Welcome back for the new challenge over at our little Steampunk place! This month we have the theme


and it is totally up to you how you interpret the theme as long as you refer to the theme in a way and there is a visible Steampunk twist to your creations (and they follow our (few) challenge rules of course)!

As always team A has come up with a bundle of wonderful inspiration for you, but first we would like to share with you the make of this month's guest designer, Keren from Altered Ego!

She writes:

A bit about me - 

I’m Keren, and I’ve been crafty all my life - I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making things.  I started with embroidery and knitting and went on from there.  I was a primary school teacher for a number of years and loved teaching art & craft and devising eye-catching wall displays – my masterpiece was a 3D Jabberwock based on a plastic bottle and paper cups!   I was delighted to be asked to guest design this month’s piece

 I’m also a conduit for Lady Ermintrude Dyffryn–Felix  in all matters Steampunk.  Lady E has commissioned an Aetheric Speaking Tube to allow her to keep in touch with her husband, Major Sir Thomas Felix.  So here it is!"

This is soooo brilliant! Who wouldn't love to have an Aetheric Speaking Tube like this one? Well - I definitely need one after seeing this fabulous creation! Thank you so much, Keren, for sharing this imaginative and wonderful make with us! xxx


Team A have also created a fireworks of inspiration for you! Check this out: 

Sorry I've lost directions for use....

It's an invention, very special with wood wheel (thank you Cecile), with light bulbs (thank you Poppy),
with stuff from trash can (thank you Françoise), with stuff from my DH's  workshop (thank you Love).

Here is my suggestion for Inventions & inventor challenge. I think that Robert Fulton is an interesting inventor and he has made many, for me stunning, inventions such as the first submarine already in 1800 for the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. In USA he is the first that make steamboat company profitable in 1807. 
See more details on Inventor Robert Fulton

Getting down to work on this month's project I immediately thought of this Tim Holtz stamp of a man wearing a bird cage hat. I imagined the man to be an inventor who is very fond of his pet canary, so he invents a method to let him always have his little friend around. That's how this funny ATC came to be. :)


I think these incredible makes definitely show the endless possibilities of what to create for this month's challenge theme! Be it a 3D creation or a fab stamped ATC, card, tag,...there are no limits! Make sure to come back on the 15th of July to see what Team B have in store for you to fuel your imagination and creativity! 
Top3 and prize winner from the June challenge will be announced next Saturday! 
To get eligible to win our monthly prize donated by one of our generous fab sponsors simply enter an appropriate project to our challenge! The inlinkz collection for the 2D and 3D makes can be found at the bottom of this post! Have fun and enjoy a bit of Steampunk time! (As inlinkz is having serious hickups right now while I am writing up this post, you will only find ONE collection for ALL makes this time - but we will of course do separate votings for 2D and 3D makes!

Hugs and happy crafting from the SASPC-Team! 

Enter your projects here: