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

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mid Month Inspiration - August Challenge

Servus, dear Steampunk friends!

I am back from my lovely three weeks holiday in the wonderful Austrian Salzkammergut and just in time to provide you with the next bundle of inspiration for our August challenge

Team B has once again come up with amazing creations to flame the creative spark in you! ;) (and all those who haven't seen the makes of Team A yet should take a close look at those too)!  (You get to the actual challenge by clicking the button on the right side bar or by clicking the link above).

Please, take the time to leave a comment or two (or more ;) with my wonderful DT ladies' blogs - your comments are what encourages them and keeps them going (and me too of course ;).  You get there by clicking their names.

An old saying from the school days was the linchpin for my idea:

"Physics - that is what never succeeds  - chemistry is what bangs and smells "

Do you know it?

A small dusty laboratory was created out of an old wooden box (tea). The great inventor ;-) has no time for remove such mundane things such as dust and cobwebs. He's looking for a new tincture for eternal youth.

I decided to make an old Pharmacy laboratory - a window to the medicines of the past. 

Where would we be without those "lab geeks" we so often love to smile at behind their backs? I am sure it takes inventive minds - who behave "inventive" too in a way - to push mankind to the next level. Maybe they need to "be" out of the box to be able to think out of the box....


And of course we have a wonderful prize to give away to one lucky (randomly drawn) winner too. This month our sponsor is lovely Iris from 


and she is giving away a 10 Euro voucher for her fab online store! (Thank you, Iris! xx ;)

So don't miss the chance to join in our Steampunk fun and maybe even win the prize or make our Top3! 

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia and the SASPC Team


Saturday, August 9, 2014

July Top 3 and Prize Winner

Servus, dear Steampunk friends!

Time to announce our Top 3 and the prize winner of the fab $25 Dollar voucher sponsored by our new sponsor Inspiration Emporium! (Thank you so much, Joy, for that generous prize!!! xx)


And random.org helped choose the prize winner as usual....and it iiiiiis:

Susan Renshaw!!!

Congrats, Susan! Please, contact us so we can fix everything to let you have the voucher! (You'll find the email adress at the side bar ;)

And now on to our Top 3 of the July challenge....it was - as always hard to choose as you all enter such terrific projects to our challenges (which makes us very, VERY proud ;)...but choose we must. And we did: 










Now that's what I call true Steampunk Galore!!! Huge congrats and thank you so much for playing along and sharing your fabulous Steampunk art with us! Please, feel free to take the Top 3 badge for display on your blogs! 

And of course we hope to see you join in one of our future challenges again ;) 


To all our wonderful true players and new players (and those out there still to become) who haven't seen it yet: we have a Special Summer Bonus Steampunk challenge on offer that accompanies our regular August challenge and that has an awesome extra prize bundle for you to win too - sponsored by Agnieszka aka Meresanth and her fab Retro Kraft Shop


And there is also our regular August challenge "In the Laboratory" for you to join in. We already had some wonderful entries for both challenges so far - but we are eager to see more! :))

And don't forget to check back on August 15th to find out what Team B have in store for your inspiration on the August challenge!!! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and the SASPC-Team

Friday, August 1, 2014

In the Laboratory - our August Challenge

Servus, dear Steampunk friends!

Claudia here to bring to you the new challenge for August! This time I am writing this challenge post at my beloved holiday place in the wonderful Austrian Salzkammergut and hope you are all having a wonderful summertime too!

If you haven't already seen our Steampunk Summer Special, I recommend you click  HERE! But this post is all about our new challenge for August and the theme is

In the Laboratory!

As long as you enter a Steampunk project and follow our general challenge rules, it is totally up to you how you interpret the theme! 

We have once more a wonderful guest designer with us this month: this time it's lovely Sue O'Connell from  Something out of Nothing who created a project that matches this month's challenge theme to add to Team A's fab bundle of inspiration!


I am honoured to be asked to partake in this month’s challenge at SanDee and Amelie’s Steampunk Challenge as a guest. I am with some very talented people. I haven't constructed a box type dimensional piece in a while and so I started off with a 10.5cm x 28cm deep box (without the lid) which I purchased from a car boot sale for 50pence.

I make bespoke scrap canvas, scrapbooks and cards, and love to demonstrate products for companies and teach workshops on crafting all over the North West of England and cannot think of a nicer way to spend my spare time. My philosophy is ‘There’s no such word as can’t’ and I love altering stuff I find on car boot sales, in charity shops and making anything out of nothing

I have used a selection of stamps, embossing powder, craft metal acetate,embelishments and watercolour paints for my project. Get the full instructions from my blog www.nwscrapbooking.blogspot.com.

Have fun crafting,

 And this is what Sue created for our "Laboratory" theme:

Sooo much to see and discover! For a larger view simply click on the images and check out all the brilliant depth and detail! Thank you so much, Sue, for sharing your incredible art with us! xx

Of course Team A have risen up to the challenge too and produced a lot of "Laboratoire-Goodness" for you - check it out: 

This 'laboratory cabinet' was created from a piece of an old book. I cut out sections from the inside to create the 'shelves' and added texture and colour to the front of the 'cabinet' with modeling paste, Inka Gold paints and alcohol inks. It's full of dangerous liquids, as you can see! ;)

Brigitte's laboratory

a wood box with shelves...
some vials, some light bulbs, some stuff
et voilà

In this laboratory will be given the green light to leave all the ordinary behind...
See more details on my blog


Promised too much? I don't think so! Whatever it is you come up with - a card, a tag, a journal page, some altered art, encorporated vials or formulas, mad scientists or lab geek or experiments... we have again separate 2D and 3D collections for your makes - so please, pay attention to link your entry to the correct collection! And have fun of course! ;)

To find out if you have made our Top3 or won the prize check back next  Saturday!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and the SASPC-Team