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 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


  1. Happy New Year Teamies!
    Wow, what a great start into the year, beautiful and very inspired!! Hugs, Kerstin

  2. Happy New Year! You know...you chose my favorite number, so this will be fun! Enjoying the various takes on the challenge by the DT, great inspiration!

  3. Hi ,i wish you a good and happy new year ,bravo to the team DT c is very nice . Here's my rea poster for the challenge soon nate .

    bonjour ,je vous souhaite une bonne et heureuse année ,bravo à l'équipe DT c est très jolie . voici ma réa poster pour le défi
    à bientot nate .

  4. I'm so glad I've found your challenge!!! great theme, great DT work :-) Debi x

  5. Fantastic projects by the design team!

  6. Such an awesome challenge I had to do two projects and use some new product!


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