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, April 15, 2017

Round Two of our April 2017 Challenge

Servus, dear steampunk friends!

It's so good to have you back and playing along with us again! And as our theme is an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" 

again, you are free to create whatever comes to (steampunk) mind and have fun!
If you are new to our challenge blog, please, take a second to check our few and simple rules (because we want to be fair to all those who do and will exclude improper entries from top votes and prize draws).

If you haven't already taken a look (and commented on) the awesome makes from Team A I highly recommend you do so and get yourselves another dose of steampunk inspiration! It would also be so lovely of you if you took a second to visit the teamies' blogs and check out their projects in more detail (and maybe even leave a short comment there)! Thank you so much! (you get to their blogs by clicking on their names).

And here we go:

has used a lot of DecoArt goodness to create this wonderfully inspiring tag:

The lovely wings are made of paper clay! 

project is titled "Sunken Treasures".
It's a beautifully altered bottle that looks amazingly old, doesn't it?
Upcycling at its best!

Look at the beautiful ornament she has added to the bottleneck! 
There must once have been a really precious beverage inside...

was inspired by Earth Day for her project and was thinking about keeping Earth's gears turning.

and I

created this APC duo:

There's a lot of traffic going on on my "Steampunk City" ATCs! Zeppelins are floating by and shiny metal dust flakes from the many factories cloud the air. Gear shaped drones are monitoring everything that happens down in the narrow streets...these are adventurous times for tough steampunk explorers!


Our challenge is open until the end of the month and as always we will draw two prize winners for our DecoArt media prize bundle and the surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear among all proper entries. 

Click HERE for round one and to see the makes of Team A. Click HERE to check out our latest Top5 and prize winners from the March challenge. 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & your SASPC Team

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our March 2017 Top5 and Prize Winners

Servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners! I hope you have already been busily creating for our actual "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" challenge and if you haven't done so or checked out the makes of Team A you can find them over HERE.

But first let's have a look at who won the two prize bundles being kindly sponsored by DecoArt media and boozybear!

Proud and happy to be


This time our 2017 DecoArt media prize bundle


goes to:

#39 - Mamapia

and the boozybear 
steampunk chippies go to:

#25 - Richa

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email shown in the side bar so we can have your prizes being sent to you asap! Thank you so much for playing along! xxx


And now directly on to our Top 5
(which this time even are a Top7 as we had several runners up). As usual they appear in no particular order: 

Winds of Change 9



Thank you so much for sharing your fab projects with us, ladies, and huge congrats on making our Top5! Please, feel free to grab our badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


And I have also decided to shine a special spotlight on a project that didn't make our Top5 but won my heart instantly (we used to do spotlights back when Sandra and I started this challenge blog and I think it was a wonderful idea....so why not do it again?):

so this month I would like to highlight Kathi's awesomely story-telling tag:

She really managed to fuse all the elements she created into one single and very convincing story. And I love her colouring! Wow!


And of course I want to thank all of our players for joining in our challenges so constantly and truly and with so many amazing projects! You all make this place the special creative steampunk spot it has become! Thank you ever so much for that! Mwah! XXX

I hope you will come back on the 15th, when Team B will be sharing their makes for our April challenge. If you want to check out the Team A makes and the entries so far, just scroll down to the previous post (or use the badge on top of our side bar). 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 2017 Challenge - Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

Servus, hi and welcome to the start of our April challenge that is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

themed one again. So you are invited to let your imagination run wild and create whatever you are up to and have fun with - as long as it is something steampunk-ish or industrial and handmade.

Our March challenge had over fourty fab entries and we will announce our Top 5 and prize winners next Saturday, on 8th April.

The actual challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and we will randomly draw two prize winners of the DecoArt media and boozybear prize bundles from all proper entries. You can enter up to three projects - so why not multiply your winning chances on winning this bundle of DecoArt media goodies or a surprise mix of fab steampunk chipboard pieces!



In the meantime we provide you with the first dose of steampunk inspiration to get your mojo going and my fab DT ladies have once more come up with the most creative projects - so take a close look (and maybe even visit their blogs - by clicking on the names - to learn more about them and also leave them a short comment. You will make them very happy by doing so!)!

Team A

made this fab industrial panel 
with yummy rust and crackle textures:

created the most amazing desk organizer to store her crafting tools in. 
She altered some cans and placed them on a rotating plate.
Isn't that just genius?


created some piping "for full steam ahead"
on her amazing tag:


did some wonderful art journaling
and created a faux rust effect


made this wonderful "stand up tag"
on which she used acrylic paints, a stencil, images, die cuts, tiny bottles, metal pieces, a button and a light bulb

and this is the backside


That really should have helped with getting you on steampunk track ;)
We can't wait to see what you will come up with!

Make sure to check back next Saturday to find out about the Top 5 and prize winners and also on the 15th, when Team B will be sharing their makes for more inspiration!

In the meantime...

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team