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

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mid Month reminder and a DT Call

Hello, servus and welcome to our little crafty Steampunk corner!

By now I guess everyone is heading full speed towards X-mas festivities and has been busily preparing, baking and crafting away with X-mas decorations and/or presents. Those who haven't already checked out the post from December 1st - we have decided to do some excessive X-mas-wishing around the Steampunk globe instead of a challenge. One happy X-mas wishing person will win a fab $25 voucher to use at Inspiration Emporium! And, please, make sure you follow all the criteria to get eligible (details can be found by clicking HERE).

So after this slightly different mid-month-reminder let's head on directly to even more exciting things...yay! As SASPC is slowly but constantly growing (thanks to our true and talented players and my fab DT) we have decided to look out for two more team members and to do so we are having our very first

DT Call!  

What do we need from you and what will you get in return?

You should love what you do and find the right mix of fun and sense of responsibility.

You need to 

- create one project per month (and for these there are deadlines to be met),
- post about your DT project on your blog and link to the challenge blog,
- use your DT badge and the challenge blog badge (with the link) on your blog,
- there's some commenting to do as well as
- the monthly voting our Top3
- and there's our DT blog that needs to be checked regularly so communication works as smooth and quickly as possible. 
- And I as the blog owner who sets up the posts and who communicates with our prize sponsors, have to be able to rely on you with this.

We really are a very relaxed DT and we don't regard SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges being a business.
There's no payment and no recompensation for your creative "work" (except the joy and fun you should have creating and sharing your makes with the team and our players on the challenge blog) as we aren't connected to an online shop or any other business . It's for the joy of sharing Steampunk art of all kinds that we do what we do.

The whole team is very aware of the fact that real life has the habit of interfering with personal resources, plans and schedules - so as long as we can talk about it we will always find a way to help out and/or find a solution, when DT work would get affected.

We don't have terms you apply for - we hope you will become part of our artistic community and travel with us as far as it feels good and right for you. But we expect you to stay at least one whole year (so we won't have to start a new DT Call in just a few months. Comprende? ;)

We try to keep DT requirements on a relaxed level. Our challenges are always "anything goes" but theme- connected. We are looking for mixed media artists, tag and ATC makers, art journallers, stampers, alterers...we love it when you have develloped your own individual "Steampunk Attitude" for your creations.


Why did I write such a sermon? lol

Because I don't want anyone to waste precious time on applying for something he or she doesn't really fit in well enough to feel comfortable with and/or even have joy in doing. Being part of our DT will not make you famous I am afraid. Our goal is to enjoy, inspire and share art with others who think alike. That's all there is to it honestly. 

So after that has been said you just need to know how to apply:

the DT Call will run from today until 31. January 2015. 
Please, send an e-mail to vonpappe2@yahoo.de and include 

- a link to your blog,
- an image of or link to a post showing one of your own favourite (Steampunk) creations
- and some lines about yourself and also explaining why you think SanDee&amelie's could be the place and team for you.

If you haven't done any steampunk yet but want to explore new territory, create something new and Steampunk-ish to show. Steampunk expertise isn't a criteria for us.

We already are an international team - so applications from all around the globe are welcome (as long as you are able to also include some short and understandable information in English besides your own language about your make and the challenge theme with your blog posts!) :) 

We will try to get in touch with all applicants asap and as time allows. The two new DT members will start with the March challenge and will be informed well in time. If there are any questions I forgot to answer in this post, just email me.

Good luck!

Claudia and the SASPC-Team

And don't forget about our X-mas "event".
Our generous sponsor this month is:


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Top 3 and Prize Winner - November

Servus! Great to see you around our little Steampunk corner!

You have arrived just in time to find out who made our Top 3 in the "Steampunk Destinations" challenge and who won the fab prize from last month's challenge - sponsored by Irishteddy's.

For December we have decided to do some excessive Christmas wishing with you all instead of doing a normal challenge. But as there is still a give-away to be won, I recommend you check out details on how to win over HERE. There's of course also some fab Christmas crafts inspiration from the team to be found when following the link ;)

But let's head on to what we are all here and waiting for....*lol

....aaaaand the Euro 10 voucher for shopping with Irishteddy's goes to......drumrolls, please!!!!....drrrrrrrrrr.....

 which would be


Yay! Congrats, Turwen! Please, email me so we can fix everything for having the voucher being sent to you asap. Thank you for playing with us and have fun with your little shopping tour over at Irishteddy's!


And now on to our Top3! As we haven't reached six entries with the 3D collection this time, we only have a Top2 for those, but there are still three who made our Top3 with the 2D projects and these are:




Huge congrats to you, ladies! As usual your creations left us standing in awe and we enjoyed looking closely at all the details so much! Please, take the Top3 badge for display on your blogs if you like. 

Of course we would like to say a massive Thank You to all our players who enter our challenges so regularly and by doing so make SanDee&amelie's SPC the special place it has become in such short time.  xxx

Please, make all sure you check back on December 15th - as we will announce something rather special and exciting that might be as interesting and exciting for you as it is for us ;)

In the meantime we all hope you will enjoy a wonderful advent season and lots of X-mas (and non-X-mas) crafting!

Hugs and wishes,

Claudia and the SASPC-team

Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Servus and welcome back, dear Steampunk friends!

By now most of you should be in X-mas preparations mood and maybe Steampunk isn't your first choice of project to make right now. So we decided to do a cheer- and joyful "Christmas Wishing Month" instead.

There need no projects to be entered to win this month's prize - as we plan to save all our precious crafting time on preparing X-mas goodness with loads of bling, on shabby vintage delight, on baking cookies, Stollen, Plum Puddings, lebkuchen (= ginger bread) or wrapping up selfmade presents for our loved ones!

Just leave us a comment on this post in which you wish all of us (i.e. the players, the team and yourself) whatever you would like us to get for Christmas and the new year. 

Just one comment per person (otherwise we will have to exclude you from the draw), please! You will have time until the end of December to do your X-mas and/or New Years Wishing with us. 

I will draw one random winner from all the Christmas wishing comments shortly after December 31st and he or she will win a fab $25 voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium. Yay!


Thank you so much, Joy, for donating such a generous prize!


The team have created some Christmas Steampunk ornaments, cards and tags to express our joy and gratitude towards all who help making SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges the wonderful place it has become during the last two years - which means our true players, our new players, our wonderful sponsors and special guests and for me it also means my fabulous team of course!

Thank you all so much for playing with us so constantly, for sharing your art and your awesome crafting goodies with us, for doing excellent DT work, for inspiring, for enabling and for the comments you leave over here and/or with the DT members' blogs. You fuel our creative energy and make us enjoy this so much! You all never cease to amaze me with the art you create!

Claudia xxx

Merry Christmas to you, Joyeux Noël à vous.

I hope you have all a wonderful christmas time. 
May the spirit of the season bring you happiness and joy. 

Merry Christmas to you all - hope your wishes for some steampunk will come true.

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"

(Charles Dickens)

May this holiday season sparkle and shine. May all your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this happiness all year round.

A very steampunk Christmas to you all!
Wesołych steampunkowych świąt!


Even though there is no real "challenge" there will be a mid-month post with some special and exciting news! So don't miss it and make sure you check back on 15th December! And of course there are more details on the DT's X-mas projects to be found on the team members personnal blogs. So why not pay them a short visit and get some more inspiration?

Hugs and happy X-mas crafting, baking and preparing!

Claudia and the SASPC-Team