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

Saturday, December 17, 2016

MCESP - "Merry Christmas Extra Steam Power" by Kerstin

Servus and welcome to our little Christmas surprise Kerstin has prepared for you!

Our actual December challenge is in full swing and you still have time to play along until the end of December - if you need a bit of inspirational input, just check out the challenge post HERE.

But enough of the ordinary challenge talk - let's raise the curtains for Kerstin and Mister Coolman!


Welcome, ladies and gentlemen! Kerstin here to share the last post for this year over here on SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

The year of 2016 is almost over and Christmas is fast approaching! As always there is a colourful hustle and bustle as well as calmness and reflectiveness and we also love to look back on the year - the right time to say

to our hard working 
and reliable big boss,

our two generous sponsors,

my talented teamies
our faithful followers!!!

Mr. Coolman - the one and only ;) - is here to wish you a merry and bright Christmas and a happy new year:

"Hi, I am Mister Coolman! I started out as a styrofoam shape...

...and then Kerstin took away my hat to paint it black. Luckily it was glued back on - imagine how I would have looked without a hat!!! ME!!!!

Then I was painted with the products shown below...

...and given a tie, two snap fasteneres as eyes, a nose made from an old clockwork and a fancy moustache (that once was a pin). 

Before I got my arms and some other embellishments, Mistress Kerstin let it snow (using DecoArt SnowTex) because after all deep within I am a true snowman, right?

My arms were made from gears and cogs from an old taken apart clockwork - of course these had to be artificially rusted to match my cool steampunk outfit and as always that worked pretty well with the fab DecoArt media paints! 

And so I could be enlightened now and then I also got a lightbulb from old Christmas tree fairy lights. I even got wired so it can be lit!!!! 

A splendid dorsal view, 
can be delightful, too. ;)

That's it so far about my making. If you want to learn more about it or my maker, click here. "


May the spirit of the season bring you happiness and joy! 

Merry Christmas and warmest wishes
from me and the whole DT! 


Saturday, December 10, 2016

November '16 Prize Winners and Top 5

Servus and welcome to today's announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners from the November challenge!

I'll make it short today as our internet connection is quite slow today (and is having hick-ups too), so just a few reminders before I present the winners of the DecoArt media and boozybear prizes.

Our actual challenge has gone live on the 1st and if you haven't checked out the whole (!) team's makes you can do so HERE. It is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" (but Christmas projects with just a tiny hint of steampunk or industrial look are welcome too of course)as usual and open until Dec. 31st.
Kerstin will spread a bit of Christmas magic on the 17th - so make sure you stop by to get a good dose of wintery, glittery Steampunk wonder.

Our prize winners:

The DecoArt media bundle goes to



and the boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces
go to



Congrats on your wins, ladies! Please, contact me via email (see side bar) so we can arrange everything! DecoArt prize winners, please, include their phone numbers as well for shipping to your place. 


And now on to our 
Top 5:




Thank you so much for sharing your fab makes with us, ladies, and huge congrats on making our Top 5!!! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


A huge and heartfelt "THANK YOU SO MUCH" goes out to our generous prize sponsors and especially to all our players who have been playing along and sharing their imaginative steampunk mixed media art with us so constantly and by doing so have been making this unique spot the special place it is! We loved all of them and we hope to see you join in our challenge fun again next year! Huge hugs and wishes to all of you and 

Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2016 Challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Servus, salut, hi and welcome to the release of our challenge for December, dear and true steampunk craftin' friends!!!

Today's post is quite picture heavy and extremely loaded with inspiration as for this month we decided to do just one challenge post - uniting the whole DT in one spot so to say. The team and I had such an amazing year  - thanks to all your constant, beautiful and imaginative projects you have been sharing with us!!! It is you (and my fab team and our generous sponsors) who make this place the special spot it is and for that I want to say a huge THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG AND SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL MIXED MEDIA ART with us!

The team and I wish you a wonderful advent season and hope that you will be able to at least squeeze in a tiny project for our December challenge - but mainly we want you to enjoy Christmas preparations (so if the project you enter is mainly Christmassy with just a tiny hint of steampunkery that is absolutely fine with us!!!).

I also have the special pleasure to introduce to you today our wonderful new DT member, Alexa Czar from Alexa Czar's Art Blog! Please, give her a warm welcome and check out her blog - I promise you will find loads of wonderful inspiration there!
Servus and welcome to SanDee&amelie's wonderful steampunk community, Alexa! We're so happy to have you with us now and we hope you feel at home and will have a wonderful time!

Alexa will kick off the December challenge with her first make as our new DT member - and as always this is an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

themed one (though Christmas themed projects are welcome too - as long as they have a bit of an industrial or steampunk twist!). It will be open until the end of the month and there are - as always - two prizes to be won, donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! All you have to do is enter a project and get eligible (please, check out our few rules if you are new to our challenge blog to avoid any frustration).

On to the DT's makes:

has created this wonderful journal spread to share with you as her first DT project! Look at all the lovely texture and colours! 

She also added a bit of festive bling by using real watch parts! How clever is that! 

mixed media canvas with this awesome Steampunk Christmas Angel is just amazing, isn't it?

made this awesomely imaginative "explorer ant" from recycled materials!!! 
How genius is that?!

created a lovely vintage scrapbook page
using pen nibs, stencils, die cuts, a vintage photograph and paints

is showing you her beautiful version of "Santa's Air Balloon"...

This is what 

says about her make:
"It is not for Christmas, but I couldn't stand... I'm mad about Dioxazine Purple, so I painted my new art-journal cover in these vibrant colour!"

(and wouldn't this make a perfect Christmas present?)

is wishing everyone a merry Christmas
and used loads of DecoArt media to create her fantastic tag

She also used boozy bear chipboard pieces which she 
decorated with a mix of Deco Art media line and 
Stampendous glitters for a Christmas feel.

"Happy Christmas, everyone! 
Cheers Dee. X"

is already looking forward 
and has created an art journal entry/reminder 
for the upcoming start of the new year:

'whatever you do, do it full steam ahead!'

and I

am calling out to all Christmas angels out there to spread their wings and get ready!!! It's about time, isn't it? ;) 

When I saw this wonderful mechanical wing steampunk chipboard set from boozybear I knew instantly that I wanted to create a canvas showing the wing of a (slightly different) Christmas angel for our December steampunk challenge.  Of course there had to be a bit of bling as well!


If you are missing Kerstin's project....she will be surprising you on December 17th with an extra steam power post over here on our challenge blog - spreading a lot of Christmas magic mood! So make sure you don't miss it! Please, also visit the teamies' blogs to learn more about the makes and leave them a little love so they know their efforts were seen and appreciated. You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. You will make them very happy by doing so! ;) 

The November prize winners and Top 5 will be announced on Saturday, 10th December! So there's another date to mark on your schedules! We wish you a good time happily crafting away for Christmas and hope you will nonetheless join in our challenge with a short make - maybe even one that combines the Christmas or winter  theme with steampunk or industrial styles. We're curious to see what you will come up with! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November '16 Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to the promised second bundle of inspiration created for you by the fab ladies from Team B!

Our November challenge is once more an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and we want to see it all - cards, tags, canvases, mixed media mayhem, industrial eye candy, steampunk drawings, ATCs, altered objects,.....as long as they have at least a hint of steampunk or industrial on them. We want you to have fun and be daring - so don't be shy and play along!
You could make our Top5 or maybe win one of our two prizes given away by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear!

And now on to the promised Team B projects!

simply focused on the word in this canvas, an idea she had a long time ago, but
procrastinated until now to get it made.

created "Sea  Fantasies" - a mixed media 3D frame,
 where she obviously had great fun to play with a lot of metal embellishments
alongside some yummy embossing and rust effects with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

used lots of DecoArt media paints, pastes and texture products on this piece
alongside the beautiful boozybear "Mechanical World Cluster" chipboard set.



created a trio of ATCs, 
using scraps of an old protective paper sheet with tons of DecoArt media paints on it
for the background. 


I hope your imagination has been fuelled well! If you want to learn more about the projects, please, visit the teamies' blogs to find infos on the how-tos or media used and maybe also take a second to leaven them a short comment to let them know you were there! You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. 

Our November challenge is open until the end of the month as usual. If you haven't checked out the makes of Team A, simply click on the "actual challenge" badge on top of our side bar to get there. 
We hope to see you play along with us soon!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Top 5 and Prize Winners - October '16 Challenge

Servus and hi, dear steampunk craftin' friends!

You're right on time to find out about our Top 5 and prize winners from the October challenge! If you have played along with us before you will already know that we have two fab prizes to give away each month to two randomly drawn numbers from all proper entries.

The prizes you can win are these fab DecoArt media goodies

or a surprise bundle of awesome boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces donated by

and all you have to do to get eligible is follow our few simple rules, have some fun and create a cool mixed media steampunk/industrial style project and enter it to our actual challenge!

And this time the DecoArt media prize goes toooooo..... 

and the boozybear bundle goes to 

Yay! Congrats on your wins, ladies! Have fun with your new goodies and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can arrange everything asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, also add your phone number. 


And now on to our 

Top 5!



Wow!!!! Thank you all so much, ladies, for sharing your fantastic projects with us! It is always such a treat to visit our players' blogs and take a closer look at the wonderful creations entered to our challenges! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


Our actual challenge is already in full swing and - as always - open until the end of the month - so why not take the chance to make our Top 5 or win one of our prizes!!!
 In a few days, on 15th November, team B will be sharing their projects for further inspiration, so I hope you will check back then as well!

In the meantime

hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's November 2016 Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome back to another of our

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

mixed media challenges! We're happy that you stop by our little creative corner in steampunk craftin' blogland and hope you will join in!

As usual Team A kick off the November challenge with a bundle of inspirational steampunk projects - so here we go (and of course it is always a good idea to visit the teamies' blogs for more images and details - just click on the names to get there. And if you make them happy by leaving a short comment as well that would be so lovely!) :

created this fantastic A5 size accordion book from watercolour paper

layered a paper tag onto a larger cardboard tag and used various
images, die cuts, an altered bottlecap and flowers in a pipe (how genius is that!?)
to create a "steampunk tag flower vase". ;)

is sharing her latest treasure with us: 
a vintage dial phone from a forgotten drawer,
given to her by the IT department. 
Of course she had to turn this gift into treasure! 

has made herself a most beautiful little notebook with a stylus in it 
so she can carry it with her on her travels. 


went all "metallic mechanical" on a canvas and is trying to lure you over to her blog
with this close up  ;)


And if these fab projects didn't do the job with luring you into playing along with us, maybe the prizes from our sponsors will do:

who are giving away this bundle of media goodness


who is giving away a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard pieces.

Each prize will be given to one randomly drawn player - so don't miss the chance to get yourself some new stuff to play with! The challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month. Check out our few rules if you haven't done so already - it would be a shame if we had to exclude anyone from the draws. 

Prize winners and Top 5 from our October challenge will be announded on 12th November - so make sure you check back. And then there will be the makes of Team B on the 15th - so come back for more inspiration by then! In the meantime:

hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team