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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mid Month Reminder - April Challenge

Hi and servus and welcome back to our little creative steampunk challenge corner!

Team B are sharing their inspirational projects today (and if you haven't checked out the projects of team A yet I highly recommend you do so by clicking HERE).

As always the challenge theme is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

And here we go:

Rusty goodness on this tag using rusting powder 
and I also tried stamping into modeling paste. 
Never doubt your instinct 
because then you might staunch your creative flow. 
Carpe Diem!

it's a mixed media collage with a lot of texture, stencilling and colours
and I have deliberately chosen a grungy industrial style 
in combination with bold and bright.

I have an altered wooden box for you today.
 I used boozybear's Clock, Distressed Harlequin and Notebook.
All this was created with Deco art products  and boozybear chipboard pieces.

Inspired by the project of one of our wonderful March challenge winners 
I helped myself to the awesome Sizzix Eileen Hull "Book, Passport" die 
and created a little notebook for starters. 
The book's spine was done using DecoArt Media white Crackle Paste 
and Antiquing Creams. 


Our challenge is - as usual - open until the end of the month and we will randomly draw two prize winners among all proper entries who will get this wonderful little "steampunk starter kit" from 


a surprise steampunk chipboard selection from lovely Glenda from

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team

Saturday, April 9, 2016

March Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus, dear steampunk and industrial style crafters and friends!

It is time to let you know about who won the two prizes - generously donated by

DecoArt Sponsor Badge


Glenda's Shop on Etsy:

- and who made Top 5 of course.  

And the two prize packages go to: 

who wins the DecoArt goodies

and the chipboard surprise package goes to 

Congrats, ladies! Have fun with your goodies and thank you so much for playing along! Please, email me your shipping adresses (DecoArt need the phone number too!) so we can have your prizes sent to you asap! 


And now on to our Top 5. 
As always the team and I were gobsmacked by all your entries! You all constantly invest such a lot of thought, love and labour into the projects you enter to our challenges - and that makes us feel truly blessed and proud! Thank you all so much!

The Top 5 appear in order of their entry numbers. If you want to learn more about their winning projects, please, click their names to get to their blogs. Huge congrats from the SASPC team, ladies! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! 


Top5 badge


Our actual challenge has still three more weeks to go and the theme is "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" again. AND of course there are another two prize packs waiting for two randomly drawn players! So make sure you play along to get eligible (and to have fun of course ;).

On 15th April team B will present their projects for this month to inspire you to join in. Please, make sure to check back then.

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team

Friday, April 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - April 2016

Servus, hi and welcome back to the start of another steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge!

But before we plunge in medias res we want to say a huge thank you to all our true and also new players for playing along and sharing their awesome steampunk or industrial mixed media art with us each month! We are always amazed by all the fantastic entries and by the loads of love and labour that obviously went into all the projects entered to our challenges! This is what we hope and what we work for and seeing it come true is our greatest reward!

Therefore also voting our top 5 really never is easy and the team and I try to do it with as much care and thought as possible. If you want to know which entries from our March challenge will make it to the top or who will be our prize winners check back on Saturday, 9th April!

But now on to our new challenge which - like all challenges in 2016 - is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

one again.

And Team A once more rocked this one out of the park! But see for yourselves (and don't forget to, please, visit the teamies' blogs and leave them a short "like it" or "thanks for the inspiration" comment to let them know you were there. You get to the blogs by clicking their names. To enlarge images simply click those).

mini book (6 cm x 10 cm)
very simple
background with gelli plate folded,
some stencils, masking tape, image, embellishments...
et voilà

I recycled a box to lock in the famous magician Houdini!
J' ai recyclée une boite  pour y en fermer "Le Magicien Houdini "

During spring cleaning I found some items I used for this MouseTime!

Who wouldn't want to climb stairs with gears on them? ;)
A simple crackled motivational tag.

I made a motivational tag on desk. About spring new hope and goals when days are longer.


Again there will be two prize bundles - donated by our two fantastic and generous sponsors


- to be given away to two randomly drawn players. But as we have to be fair we can only give them away to those who have entered properly, please, make sure you have checked our few rules so disappointment for all sides can be avoided. 

As usual the link up is open until the end of the month so there is enough time to get inspired and roll some ideas in your head before you get started. ;) And should you need another dose of inspiration make sure to come back on April 15th, when team B will present their makes! (well...even if you don't need any additional inspiration it will be worth another visit. I promise! lol). We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team