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, January 1, 2019

SASPC New Year's (January) Challenge

Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! 

Happy New Year! Frohes neues Jahr! Bonne année! 
Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku! С новым годом!

We wish you each a creative, healthy and joyous new year and appreciate you being here with us. We love having you here playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! 

Let's kick off the new year with a bit of a twist:  With the holidays just past, maybe you received some crafting goodies you'd like to try out. We challenge you to use something new in this month's makes and highlight it in your post (optional).  Not only will you get to share your newest crafting items, but we will put your entry into the prize draw TWICE! It's always fun to see how we use our new holiday stash. 

Our January challenge is, as usual...
Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone to join us each month, whether this is your very first make, or you are an experienced maker, and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, Artist Trading Cards/Coins, art journal, altered objects - whatever you can imaging that fits our steampunk/industrial theme. We are in awe of your creative imaginations and use of materials, and look forward to each challenge to see where your creative muse took you. 

Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, DecoArt and Boozybear, for keeping the cogs and gears turning here at SASPC!

We have an amazing NEW prize package from DecoArt!!

At the end of each challenge, two winners are randomly selected from all proper entries (be sure to check out our posted rules), and will either get an awesome DecoArt Media prize package, or an amazing chipboard package!

And now...on to the some fantastic inspiration for you from the Design Team!


leads us into the new year with this textured, rusty banner.

altered a colour copy of a cabinet card portrait, to turn a rather staid guy into an adventurous steampunk inventor

made a birthday tag using her new stencils, die cut and paper on the background

made a rusty matchbox with plaster

wishes everyone a very happy New Year with her card, as well as a happy, healthy and successful 2019

She worked in a grunge style and used her newest Embossed Puffy Sticker from La Blanche - it's the awesome pocket watch.

while I, Maura, let my imagination loose and used some new stamps to make my tag

"Pipe Dreams"


Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe and starting out the new year with us! We hope you will play along with us this month, and the challenge is open until the end of January. 

Pop back on the 15th of the month for the Design Team's Top 5 picks and the prize winners.

We'd love to see and hear about your new crafting goodies this month, and look forward to you starting the new year with us!

Hugs and Happy Crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team


  1. Love seeing and using new products, that puffy pocket watch is awesome! Lovely Steampunk projects from all the team. Happy New Year!

    1. Happy New Year! Thanks for the lovely comment and hope you will join us this month in the challenge!

  2. Preciosas inspiraciones, el reloj de bolsillo es una monería, soy fan de ellos y éste es increiblemente bello.
    Felicidades al equipo por las versátiles ideas y por el Nuevo Año.
    Encantada de volver a participar en el 2019.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! We are happy to provide inspiration and so glad to have you here. We look forward to a year of amazing creativity! Maura

  3. Happy New Year to you all. Thank you as always for the inspiration and inventive creations you bring to our crafting screens. May the year be filled with Happiness, Health and Inspiration with a little steampunk inbetween.
    Creative Hugs & best wishes for 2019 Tracey xx

    1. Happy 2019 Tracey, and thank you for the wonderful comment and wishes! We love to share our steampunk here! Maura

  4. As usual, fantastic projects Ladies! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Happy New Year!

    1. Thanks so much! We love to see what you share! Happy new year! Maura

  5. Happy New Year steampunk DT! I love what you have inspired us with and the challenge to use our new goodies is brilliant! Always fun to see those new products (even if they are just new to us) in action! So happy I was able to play along--FINALLY!

    1. Sara, we are so happy you joined us! We are looking forward to seeing the new goodies everyone shares! Maura

  6. Love the projects everyone!! So much steampunk deliciousness!!! Thank you for sharing with us ❤️


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