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

Monday, October 1, 2018

SanDee&amelie's October 2018 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome back to the start of our October challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style mixed media, stamping and crafting friends!

It's Claudia here this month to present our new challenge. As always our theme is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

but as Halloween is fast approaching we of course also welcome projects that are a mix of both - steampunk/industrial elements and Halloween fun! This way you don't have to interrupt any Halloween swing you're currently in but are still able to play along with us (and get eligible for one of our two prizes being given away to randomly drawn players by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear). The challenge is open until the end of the month. Prize winners and Top5 will be announced on the 15th of the following month.

If you haven't already checked out our few and simple to follow challenge rules, we would like to ask you to do so before entering our challenge - it would be a shame if your wonderful makes would have to be excluded from Top 5 votes or prize draws!

As mentioned above - Halloween is in the air already: so a great part of the design team have also come up with projects that have a Halloween twist. But have a look yourselves:

has come up with this awesomely textural 
"Double Frame"

Just look at the beautiful detail in the background:


headed over to the darker side this month, inspired by the legends of the Celcitc goddess Morrigu.

She created four ATCs  using alcohol inks, then connected them into a folding panel.


has once more created a beautifully layered mixed media panel in her unique style.
"The Halloween month has begun - 
the right time for a tombstone in a bewitched place!"
she says.


amazingly textural and wonderfully eerie project
goes by the title of
"Survivoring Halloween"


has once more created a steampunk project using
vibrant colours and combining these with beautiful
steampunk themed bits 'n bobs.

You just gotta love this mini steampunk album!

and I

- Claudia -

have challenged myself  with the mission to use up some of my long hoarded tiny scraps and pieces I have been keeping in little tins and bowls on my desk (some for ages) and combine then into a mixed media steampunk canvas

The only spooky detail with my project is that it has one piece on it that I have been hoarding
for at least five years now! lol


As usual you will find more images and info on the projects by visiting the design team's blogs. Please,  leave them a little love there if you can spare a second or two. You will make them very happy by doing so! Thank you!


So get your thinking hats on, rummage your boxes with those long hoarded treasures, browse your favourite steampunk and Halloween themed dies, get out your favourite colours for this time of the year....do whatever makes you happy at your craft desks and share the results with us by entering our challenge. We love being inspired by all your fantastic makes and your imagination!

Don't forget to come back here on the 15th to find out who made it into our September Top5 and who won the prizes from our two generous sponsors!

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Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team


  1. Fabulous inspiration from the team, off to take a closer look.
    Thank you so much.
    Creative Hugs & Wishes Tracey x

  2. Wow... Amazing DT inspirations.


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