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, July 8, 2017

Our SASPC June 2017 Top5 and Prize Winners

Servus and welcome to the announcement of June's Top5 and prize winners! Summer is in full swing and sometimes I like to escape the heat outside by sitting in front of a fan at my crafting desk...maybe you know what I mean...if IF you do, you may also play along with our actual summer special challenge... ;)

Well, at least now I have told you that there is another summer special challenge this year - which means that you have until the end of August instead of July to play along. If you want to learn more about it, simply click HERE.

But first of all you sure would like to know who made it to our Top5 and who random.org helped pick as one of our two lucky winners....so here they come:

Prize winner 

of the monthly DecoArt media bundle



#42 - Claudia Pompilla from Peru

and a surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear

goes to

#10 - Turwen from Germany

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, email me under the address given in the side bar, so we can arrange everything and have your goodies shipped to your place asap! Have fun and thank you for playing along! xxx

And now on to our


 (which appear in order of their entry numbers)

with her beautiful lay out

with this wonderfully altered book

with this most amazing steampunk canvas

who made this awesome steampunk tag


with her magical and most charming steampunk teddy who
lives in his comfy living room in a lantern (!)


Wow, ladies! Huge congrats from me and my team! You really rocked this challenge and your projects are so amazing! Thank you very much for playing along and sharing your wonderful steampunk mixed media art with us! Please, feel free to grab this badge for display on your blogs! 


And as always I feel the urgent need to say that picking our Top 5 was so so hard ...and as always the results were so so close and a lot of runners up would have deserved to be listed too...which actually means that most of the entries would be part of that list...which means...ah, well....you know what I want to say - the team and I feel so so blessed to have you all as our true and utterly creative and talented players! It is you who make this place the special spot is has become and I enjoy hosting this challenge so so much - because of you! Thank you! Mwah! XXX

I hope to see you on the 1st of August, when the makes of Team B for our summer special challenge will be shared over here on our challenge blog! In the meantime: enjoy your holidays!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's 2017 Summer Special Steampunk Challenge! - Part One

Summer is in full swing, the holidays have just begun - time for this year's Summer Special over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and you are all invited to join in during the next two months and share some steampunk or industrial style mixed media fun (maybe with a project you create on a rainy day or when taking a break from the summer heat outside...).

As usual this challenge is not only an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" 

one but also this time it is open for two months instead of just one - so you can enjoy the wonderful weather outside without any timely pressure when it comes to taking part in our challenge.
Which means that there will be time until the end of August to join in and share your projects with us!

As my team and I will be on holidays too, please, allow a little more time for us to comment on your wonderful projects - we will do our very best to not have you wait for too long!

As always we will pick our favourites and two randomly drawn prize winners after the challenge has closed - only that this time we make an exception to our "not more than three projects per person and challenge" and allow up to five (!) entries for this once (just in case you are in full steampunk swing and can't stop creating projects that might match our challenge theme and rules...so keep 'em coming...;) ). All the other (few) challenge rules are the same as always of course.

The prizes that will go to two randomly drawn winners (among all proper entries) are this fab bundle of DecoArt media goodness that I have put together for you with the help of the lovely ladies from DecoArt:


and a surprise chipboard package with the most amazing steampunk designs by lovely Glenda from boozybear!

Let's start our Summer Special Challenge with today's round up of Team A's makes - and on August 1st we will share the second bundle of inspiration from Team B. So make sure you don't miss that one! And here - for starters - the projects of Team A:

made a "Steampunk Wish Box"
with her first hand sculpted clay head on top!

I love her Wish Box so much! Just look at all the details - especially the moustache and the pipe!

is ready for summer battle with her fantastically altered water gun!

So cool!!!!
(There is a full tutorial to be found on her blog! Just click on her name to get to her blog!)

altered bottle is a find from the bottom of the ocean - hence the kraken who sits on top and has claimed it as its lair. 

has created some gorgeous "ATC Junk Mail for the Summer"

The perfect proof that summer and steampunk really go together well, right? 


amazes us with a breathtakingly beautiful deep-blue-sea-coloured
shadowbox with a cameo as the focal piece. 


Well, if that hasn't done the job of getting you into steampunk-summer-creative mode, I don't know what else will... ;) . But thinking of all the amazing projects you all have been entering to our challenges so constantly, I am quite sure that you won't need much more than a  little nudge to activate your amazing creativity! Please, do take a little time to visit the blogs of my wonderful DT and leave them a little love there! Thank you! 

The Top 5 and prize winners from the June challenge will be announced on Saturday, 8th July - so don't forget to check back then to find out if you are among them! 

Well.....there's only one more thing to do and that's to wish you all the most fantastic summer holidays and loads of sunshine, fun, rest and joy! Happy, happy holidays, dear steampunk friends....

...and of course - as always -

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team