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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, 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:


  1. Sweet! I can take this idea and totally run with it. Thanks for the inspiration DT!

  2. Great theme Claudia, just have to invent a project now Lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

  3. Tolle Beispiele zeigt Ihr für die Challenge.

  4. How do I post in the 3D section? Under Enter Your Projects Here is says:InventorsandInvention 2D&3D put I can't click on another link.......

    1. The "Inventions&Inventors 2D&3D" collections title means that you can enter both - 2D and 3D makes - with the same collection (which you did anyway - so everything's fine). As explained in the post we only have one collection for all makes this time (due to inlinkz having had a lot of hickups when I prepared the collections for this challenge). Thank you for joining in! x

  5. Good theme and great takes on it DT!


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