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, January 15, 2015

"Three's my Lucky Number" - Mid Month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to the second part of this month's challenge

"Three's my Lucky Number"

in which we want to see threes and threesomes of all kinds with your makes (and some cool/vintage/grunge/... Steampunk of course).

By following the LINK to the introductional post for the challenge you will also get to the inspirational pieces team A has done to get you on track. Today it is time for team B to provide you with some more!

And it is also time to reveal this month's sponsor who will donate a prize to one randomly drawn winner after the challenge has closed (which will be on January 31st at midnight Central European Time) :


  Bastel-Welt Schobes, who are giving away a 20 Euro voucher to use at their web store! We are very grateful to have them with us this year and what a fab start they make for 2015! 

So don't hesitate - create! lol


Now to the makes of team B:

(if you want to see more details or learn more about the projects just click the teamies' names to get to their blogs. And if you even take the time to leave them a short comment so they know you were there, you will make them very happy!

Loved making this...grungy gears softened by grungy roses - all in 3's of course!

All good things come in threes, or?
Adventure, Fantasy and Power - that's my favourites, when I think about the magical Steampunk world.
More details can be found on my blog

"Three Men in a Boat"
the Steampunk version 

Mixed media on a 4x6'' Art Journal Card. 
(my new favourite substrate to work on!)
My "Three Men in a Boat" (based on the novel by Jerome K. Jerome) haven't entered their Steampunk boat yet - but the look like real pioneers and more than ready to go, don't they? 


 You see? There are more than three ways to interpret our challenge ;)
You get to the post with the inlinkz collections (for the 2D and 3D makes) by clicking HERE
Prize winner and Top 3 will be announced about a week after the new challenge has started (maybe a little later this time due to school (and therefore skiing) holidays over at my place). And we will also announce our new DT members from the DT Call (which is still open until the end of January too! Further information can be found HERE).

We are looking forward to see your wonderful entries soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia and the SASPC team

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Prize Winner of our Christmas Wishing Draw

Servus and welcome back!

Time to announce who was picked by random.org among all the lovely Christmas wishing comments (which we are very grateful for! xx) and wins the fab $25 voucher sponsored by


and it is:


Yay! Congrats, Maura, and happy shopping! ;)
Please, let me know which mail adress I should forward to IE so they can send the voucher to you.


As we had no regular challenge for December the next Top3 can be made and seen with the actual January challenge that is to be found HERE and is open until the end of the month as usual. And don't forget to come back on January 15th to see the makes of Team B! And if you haven't already checked out our sponsors for 2015 click HERE. We were able to get some fab new sponsors aboard and also to keep most of our beloved old and true sponsors as well!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and your SASPC-Team!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome Our Fantastic Sponsors for 2015!

Welcome back to SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, dear Steampunk craftin' friends!

Today I am very proud to announce this year's sponsors who have so generously agreed to donate some awesome prizes and by doing so make our tiny creative spot even more wonderful! Thank you all so much for being with us for 2015!

Please, welcome our wonderful 2015 sponsors old and anew (in no particular order):







The team and I are overwhelmed by our sponsors' generosity and want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of them!

We are looking forward to having a fantastic year working alongside you all - trying to keep SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges the special place it is (thanks to our wonderful players, sponsors AND DT of course). Who would have thought....what started out as a spontaneous idea back in March 2013 has by now become a wonderful project that fills me with pride and joy and a place for Steampunk stampers, crafters and mixed media artists to play along and inspire each other. You all make me very happy, you know? xxx


PS: check back on Saturday, 10. Jan. for the winners post and on January 15th for the mid-month reminder with the second bundle of inspiration for our actual challenge "Three's my lucky number".

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and a New Challenge

Servus and Happy New Year to you all, dear Steampunk friends and followers of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

I hope you all had the most lovely holidays and that Santa and Christkind were good to you! We wish you good luck for 2015 and loads of wonderful crafty adventures!

When it comes to luck many of us like to believe in the helping power of some four-leaved clover or touching a chimney sweeper or having a lucky number for example (or all of it *lol)...so as luck is something we wish each other at the beginning of a new year our first challenge theme for 2015 is about luck too:

"Three's my lucky number!"

This means you have to either incorporate the number "3" itself or make "three of a kind" an important factor of your creation. That could mean to add three identical gears as embellishments for example....or repeat the same stamped image three times...or create three visually connected objects that form a trio...just to name a few possibilities...the 3 has to be an obvious element of your design. 

Before I show you the fabulous makes of Team A I want to invite you to check back in about a week when we introduce the prize sponsors for 2015. I promise, you won't be disappointed! ;) 

And just in case you have missed it - we are having a DT Call that will close on January 31st! More detail can be found HERE.

Just a short reminder of how things are run over here:

we offer two separate collections to enter our challenges - one for the 2D makes (like tags, cards, canvases, art journal pages,...) and one for the 3D projects (altered objects, shadow boxes,books,...). Please, make sure to enter your projects to the according inlinkz collection.
Our Top3 for each category will be chosen by team vote and as we find it hard to compare 2D and 3D projects, we have decided to keep them separate.
The prize winner will be drawn randomly from all proper entries and will be announced on the next Saturday after the challenge has closed (as long as there are at least five days inbetween both dates. Otherwise the announcement will be made on the following Saturday).
Each month's sponsor will be announced in the mid-month reminder post (on the 15th of each month) which also brings to you the second bundle of inspiration from Team B for the actual challenge.

There are only few challenge rules, but we ask you to take the time and read them (if you are new to our little steampunk corner) so you won't have to be excluded from any prize draws or votes. These can be found with the tabs on top of the page. 

If there are any questions or problems, you'll find the email to write to in the side bar. And, please, think about leaving a comment here and there with our teamies' blogs to let them know you paid them a visit. It just takes some seconds to do so and make someone very happy. You get to our team members' blogs by clicking their names above the projects they have created for your inspiration (or by using the links provided in the side bar).

But now (finally!) it's time to show the wonderful makes of Team A to get you all inspired and ready to play along:

Triptych with 3 panels, 3 images, 3 embellishments on each arch and a number 3....
Cardstock, dies, stamps, brads... acrylic paint.... more photos on my blog

Here is my "three of a kind" triptych wallhanger. I wish you all a Happy New Year. See more details and close-ups on my blog

3 ladies in 3 matchboxes with 3 gear pieces, 3 watch dials, 3 screw nuts, 3 pieces of cheesecloth, 3 pieces of washi tape and 3 words. :)


Wow! What a wonderful start for the new year! I hope you will join in and have fun creating some Steampunk goodness! Can't wait to see your entries! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and the SASPC team