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

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Tag it! - Mid-month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to the presentation of the tags of Team B which is not only meant to provide you with additional inspiration but also to remind you that our actual challenge

"Tag It!"

is open for two more weeks (i.e. until the end of the month). We want you to create one (or more) tags in steampunk-, vintage- or industrial style and it is totally up to you which techniques and media you use. Maybe get out one of your almost forgotten favourite steampunk stamps for example...??

This month's prize is sponsored by


who are giving away a voucher for shopping with their wonderful online store to one winner (whom we will - as usually - randomly draw among all proper entries).

And now on to the tags the ladies from Team B have made! They all have once more put a lot of love and labour into creating a bundle of fabulous inspiration for you! (And if you haven't yet checked out the tags Team A have done, I highly recommend you scroll down two posts and get another dose of wonderful steampunk inspiration)!

Hi everyone I hope you have all had a good summer and are 
ready to join in with us here at SASPC with
our create a tag.

I used 2 Tim Holtz texture fades  and all Deco Art
media products.

Andy skinner stencil and stamps plus Tando creative
chip board cogs.

So why not come along and play with us let your imagination 
fly and see where you go. If you would like more
details on my tag pop over to my Blog.

I wanted to show a more feminine version of Steampunk so butterflies and a handmade bow are front and center on this tag! Feel free to check out my process if you would like to know more. I can't wait to see what you all create! Hugz ~Niki

Metamorphosis - from a ravenous caterpillar to a beautiful butterfly
Time makes it possible, that was my inspiration for a tag with metallics and 3D effect.


One of my favorite things at the moment is to use metallic silver and rust paint.
I think of it as a 'before and after' effect!

Do tags or not do tags - that is my actual question. I admit for quite some time I didn't find this format attracting anymore but at the moment I really enjoy doing tags as they are the perfect format to get back into the crafty saddle after a long mojo-less time. And who says rubber stamping, mixed media and tags can't be combined? On my tag I used rubber stamping alongside one of my almost forgotten favourite Tim Holtz background techniques and acrylic paints, walnut ink and other mixed media.  


To take a closer look at our teamies' projects simply visit their blogs - you get there by clicking their names. Maybe you also take the time to leave a short comment (and make someone very happy ;). 

The challenge is open until the end of the month and we would love to see your tags! We would be very happy if you took a minute or two to take a break from Halloween crafting and shared a tag with us! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & your SASPC team

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Our Summer Special 2015 Winners!

Servus and welcome to today's announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners from our Summer Special Challenge!

We really had a hard time choosing and with a lot of entries it was very close. But then it always is as you all keep entering your fantastic artwork to our challenges - which makes us very proud and happy because it is you who make our little steampunk/vintage/industrial mixed media challenge corner so special! Thank you ever so much (and maybe this is the right spot and time to remind us of the new challenge that has just started - find more information about it HERE)!

We also had three fantastic prizes to give away to three players (drawn randomly from all the proper entries) and here they are:

the prize donated by lovely Iris from


goes to


the prize generously offered by


goes to


and the wonderful prize sponsored by


goes to


Congrats on your fantastic prize wins, ladies! Please, email me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can arrange everything to have your prizes sent to you asap. Have fun shopping and crafting! xxx


And now on to our Top 5
(appearing in the order of their entry numbers)
To visit their blogs just click on their names.


Huge congrats on making our Top 5, ladies! We really loved visiting your blogs and taking closer looks at your fantastic creations! Thank you so much for sharing! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge from our sidebar for display on your blogs! Well done!!! xxx


But we had a lot of projects entered to our summer special that were close up and I know I am repeating myself when I say that (but I just have to): ALL the projects you keep entering to our challenges make us so happy and proud and show us that the love and effort we put into running this challenge blog and providing you with lots of different approaches to steampunk and industrial or vintage art pays off! A huge THANK YOU for that to all of our true (and new) players out there! Mwah! X


Our new challenge has just started and this month we want to see some tags. Tags are always a great quick, easy and rewarding way to get back into the crafting saddle after a summer break. And of course you can enter up to three times - so just take a leap and "tag it!". And don't miss our second round of inspirational DT work on 15th September

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

"Tag It!! - Our September Challenge

Servus and welcome back after a hopefully wonderful summer holiday you have all been enjoying thoroughly!

Our summer special challenge had loads of amazing entries and we want to thank you all for playing along and sharing your wonderful steampunk, vintage or industrial projects with us! We will announce the Top5 on Saturday, 12th September - as well as the winners of the three fantastic prizes donated by La Blanche, Irishteddy's and Retro Kraft Shop of course!

We are also very happy about the great response to our new facebook group that is meant to provide you with a platform where we can all share steampunk related projects and inspiration that isn't related to any challenge themes. If you haven't joined in yet - HERE's where to go to.

But now let's start over after the holiday break! The theme for this month's challenge asks you to

"Tag It!"

We want to see your creative tags with a steampunk, vintage or industrial theme.

Team A have as usual outdone themselves and created a truly amazing bundle of inspiration to get you started - see for yourselves:

This tag is all about spreading your steampunk wings...
Dark, sparkly, eerie steampunk wings... ;)
You can see some close-ups on my blog.


My Tag is vintage with a twist...
See more details on my blog



I want some new colors for this month... bright pink and green
stamp, dies, altered bottle cap....
more details on my blog

I wanted to find something more romantic and nostalgic in steampunk, so I made tag trio about mechanism of memories garnering...
More details on my blog.


Bonjour à vous ,
Je vous présente mon tag steampunk  DT sur le thème de Paris .
" Le machiniste "
D'autres  photos pour les détails sont sur mon blog .
As usual our challenge will be open until the end of the month and you will find some more inspiration from Team B on September, 15th - alongside with the announcement of this month's prize sponsor. So make sure you check back! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team