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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

New Challenge, New Host, New Projects - SASPC's May 2018 Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to a special challenge kick off post today!
There are some changes at the moment that I want you to know about, before we head on to this month's challenge.

First of all, we have to sadly say Good-bye to lovely Nate, who is leaving the DT due to (only wonderful) changes in her private life and the team and I would like to say a huge THANK YOU for being with us on this journey and also wish her the very best for her future endeavours.

Secondly, I would like to introduce my new challenge co-host for the future; lovely Maura from Maura's Musings. As I found I need to spend less time sitting at my computer (and sitting in general because I need to get moving again due to health reasons), I called out for some assistance and she was there to help in the wink of an eye!

Here's what she tells us about herself:

I've joyously jumped to the right side of my brain and love playing with color. It all started when I was a kid sitting under the tree in the backyard drawing, but now my muse inspires me to work in mixed media and steampunk. I especially like to use my imagination when creating my art and am often inspired by books I’ve read or places I’ve traveled.  I enjoy life with my family in the Adirondack region of New York, and am blessed with a beautiful view of the mountains outside of my studio area (a corner of our living room). Travel, gardening and reading make me a happy camper, and I am still fascinated by clouds and rocks from my years of teaching earth science.

Please, welcome her as our new challenge host! I am so happy to have her by my side! We will be alternately hosting the challenges for each month from now on and I am looking forward to her making things hum over here!

With one woman down for Team A's projects, there are only three inspirational projects today, but we will change that too with June and post all projects on the 1st of the month and only announce our Top5 and prize winners on the 15th. This way the Top5 and DT projects will also stand alone and not be rivaling in the future - so they all will get the visibility they truly deserve ;)


Our May Challenge - it is once more an 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and open until the end of the month. 

Same rules as usual apply and if you return on the 15th there will be more inspiration by the DT and the announcement of our April Top 5 and prize winners! 

is finally kicking off our May challenge
with this wonderful
Steampunk Shrine

She has combined found objects in the most beautiful way
and created some awesome texture on the shrine!

has once more outdone herself as well
and created this amazing "old industrial mini plant board"
using DecoArt products and some cool embellishments.


embellished and painted an artist palette
and turned it into this beautiful piece of altered art:



Our challenge is open until the end of the month! By playing along you get the chance to win one of our two fab prizes generously donated by our sponsors DecoArt media


Just make sure you follow our few challenge rules (see top of the page) to get included with our prize draws! Maybe you will even make it to our Top5! 

Hope to see you play along soon
and as always
hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team


  1. So cool! I LOVE the inspiration pieces by the DT.

  2. So sorry to see Nate saying goodbye, but I wish her well! And thank you to Maura for stepping up in Claudia's time of need to host the challenges. Great works of art by all of the Design Team! Hugs!

  3. Such beautiful projects. I am just starting, but love steampunk.

  4. Beautiful art work.
    I just found this blog and I enter my card. I hope it is oke.
    Gr, Elly from The Netherlands


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