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

Thursday, March 15, 2018

March 2018 SASPC Mid Month Reminder, Top5 & Prize Winners Post

Oh, well, that's quite a long title for a post, but that is what this post is about: we will be announcing our Top5 and prize winners from the February challenge AND also share the second round of inspirational projects created by Team B today...so let me just say a short "Servus, hi and thanks for stopping by!" and move directly to the challenge facts for our current March challenge, which is once more an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one and still open until the end of the month.

By playing along you get the chance to win one of the two fab prize bundles donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces. And you might also find yourselves being picked as one of our Top5 (that are picked by the whole team after each challenge has ended)....all you have to do is play along and follow our few and simple challenge rules

With that said, let's directly move on to the makes of Team B. My wonderfully creative ladies have once more put a lot of love and labour into creating something for your inspiration, so, if you take a second to visit their blogs (by clicking on the names) and leave a short comment there, this is highly appreciated! 

created this amazing and beautiful canvas
for her "Rusty Fantasies" canvas series
using some brilliantly done faux rust techniques

(I love the rusty sea star I have spotted! And the pipes to the left are so cool! Oh, and do I also spot some corrugated card? Yummy!!!)

could not pass this month by without a tribute to her favourite holiday - St. Patrick's Day!
She tells you to "Look for a mischievous leprechaun and see if you can get him to give you his gold!"

(I spot more corrugated card! Yesssss!!!!)

created a steampunk mini album
using acrylic paints, stencils, dies and ephemera from her stash

The inside looks great too!

(I just love the vintage photograph on the left page and the background patterns!)

et moi 

I have created a fun steampunk chunky from corrugated card (lol...here we go again) left overs, 
using different bits 'n bobs that I found during tidying up and reorganizing some of my 
"trash treasures" and "quickly put to the side" boxes.

Finding long forgotten stash (like the stamp I used on this project and the die cut gears) while tidying up can be a great source of inspiration! The only problem is that the tidying now will have to wait until you have created something with the re-found oldies! Ore maybe a bit longer...lol


Now let's directly move on to the prize winners, which are...

#21 - Senna

who won the DecoArt media prize bundle


#5 - Sue

who won a surprise steampunk chipboard package from

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me, so I can forward your shipping details to my generous sponsors to have your goodies be sent to you asap! Have fun!


And last but not least...drumroll for our Top5 from the February challenge! These were - as always - hard to pick and - as always - had a lot of follower ups. Thank you to ALL OUR PLAYERS for entering such amazing and inspiring projects! You know that it is YOU, who make this spot the special creative spot it has become, don't you? XXX

Top 5 
(in no particular order)

mixed media clock


Well done, ladies, and thank you so much for sharing your amazing and fun steampunk art with us! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs! 


Wow! Such a load of inspiration from the DT and Top5 today! I hope this has boosted your imagination and that you leave inspired to create some steampunk or industrial style projects so you can play along too. The challenge is still open until the end of the month! Hope to see you play along soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team

Thursday, March 1, 2018

SASPC March 2018 Challenge - "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

Hi there, servus and welcome to a new challenge over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Once again the theme for this month's challenge is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and once more there are two prizes to give away to two lucky winners drawn among all proper entries. One being a fab bundle of DecoArt media goodness,

the other a surprise package of amazing steampunk chipboard pieces designed by Glenda aka boozybear.

All you have to do to get eligible for our prize draws is play along and follow the few challenge rules we have. And of course have some good steampunk or industrial style crafting fun!

As always the ladies from Team A have put a lot of love and labour into creating some fab steampunk projects for your inspiration and I can't wait to share their makes with you! The second round of inspiration will go live on our challenge blog on the 15th - this time alongside the announcement of our Top5 and prize winners from the previous challenge. So stay tuned!

But now on to the Team A makes! To learn more about the projects, simply click on the names to get taken to the teamies' blogs. And if you take a sec to leave them a short comment there, you will make them very happy! Thank you!

created a beautiful art journal spread using
boozybear chipboard pieces, 
"Umbrella Man"

made a crazy altered (working) thermometer
and I just love how she has combined all the fab objects
and turned everything into treasure!

The compass seems to function too! So cool!

little guy is impatiently waiting for spring
(well, who isn't?) 

I love how heavy and real the metal parts look! 


has turned a jewellery stand into an amazing
table lamp,
using DecoArt Metallic Lustre
and other mixed media products. 


and after the incredible transformation:

Amazing and so imaginative, isn't it?


Well, I know that our players are all very imaginative too - so I cannot wait to see what you will all come up with for our March challenge! It will be open until the end of the month as usual and I hope to see you play along with us and share your steampunk or industrial style mixed media makes, cards, tags, art journal pages,....

Don't forget to stop by again on the 15th for more inspiration by Team B and to find out who is amoung our Top5 and prize winners!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team