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

Sunday, September 15, 2019

SASPC Summer Special 2019 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome back after the summer holidays! Claudia here with the huge pleasure to announce the Top 5 and prize winners from this year's steampunk summer special challenge.

We had some amazing fifty-five entries and picking our personal favourites and limiting them down to only five was really hard (honestly I loved ALL the projects entered as they were all so inspiring and done with so much imagination and love for detail....well, honestly all the entries always are...which makes me the happiest and proudest challenge blog owner on this planet ;). But the rules are the rules...so pick we must! And we have ;)

But let me announce our prize winners first. These were randomly picked among all proper entries and this amazing bundle of DecoArt premium paints and media from our wonderful prize sponsor 

goes to 

entry #38 - Maryann

And a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces 
designed and donated by our other wonderful sponsor Glenda aka 

goes to 

entry #27 - Sara Emily

Congrats on your prize wins, Maryann and Sara! Thanks for playing along and sharing your beautiful projects! Please, contact me under the email address in our sidebar so I can forward your shipping info to our sponsors. Maryann, please, also include a phone number as DecoArt only ship if they have a number to call in case of delivery issues.


But now on to our Top...nah...let me remind you of our actual September challenge first. *evilgiggle
It has - as always - started on the 1st of the month and is open until 30th September. Please, make sure you check our few rules if you haven't already done so - it would be a shame if we had to exclude anyone from our Top 5 votes and prize draws! Simply click HERE to get to the actual challenge - or use the badge on top of our sidebar. We hope you will share some more incredible steampunk goodness with us again this month!

And now it's (finally!) time for some applause for our....

Top 5

from this year's Summer Special Challenge!!!!

(As always they're presented in no particular order and you can visit their blogs to learn more about their makes by clicking on their names)

who blew us away with
"Steampunk Atlantis"

who created a heart box
with moving gears in it! 

(a different Lisa this time ;)

who created the most wonderful
birthday card a dad could wish for

who wowed us with this highly textural
steampunk card

and finally

who created some steampunk magic
by altering a facial creme container

Congrats and thank you all soooo much, ladies, for sharing your inspiring, wonderful makes with us! The team and I just loved loved loved them so much! Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs!


Well, that's it from the team and me so far. We are already awaiting your new entries for this month's challenge. We're sure you will all - as always - blow us away again with your creativity and imagination! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sandee and Amelie's September 2019 Steampunk Challenge

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

Maura here, and all I can say is WOW!! 

What a fantastic turnout for our Summer Special Challenge! I can tell already, it's going to be super difficult for the design team to select our Top Five. Thanks so much to each and every one of you who entered our Summer challenge and  to those of you who stopped by to visit, we truly appreciate it. 

The design team shares their makes at the beginning of each month to jumpstart your creativity.

Our September challenge is, as usual...

Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial

We welcome all types of projects (except digitally created) and encourage everyone, from beginner to  experienced to join us every month and share your creations. Show us your tags, cards, canvas, art journal, altered objects...whatever you can imagine that fits our theme of steampunk/industrial. We truly are in awe of the imagination and creativity of you, our players, and look forward each challenge to see where your creative muse took you!

Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors, 


 and boozybear

 for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!

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.

Now...on to the awesome makes from our wonderful team!


created this very cool, and a bit spooky, altered box with lots of great dimensional elements!

Look how it slides up to reveal a hidden compartment filled with treasures. 

has turned her hand to a bit of sewing and fabric incorporated into her mixed media masterpiece!

up cycled some packaging materials and combined paints and prepared die cuts from her "holiday tool box" to create a mixed media panel (with improvised stand) that she titled
"The Inventor"

made a canvas board titled "The Dog on the Wall" using paint, stencil, die cut and image...
Looks like a lot of math going on here!

shares another textural masterpiece titled
"Another Path"
Look carefully and you can see the bicycle hanging from chains!


and I, Maura

"Rust Never Sleeps"
My muse works in mysterious ways...I was inspired to create my ATC's by a broken down washing machine with rusty pipes, an old truck with a rusted frame, and a song! I'm sharing the story behind that on my blog. 

Detail of one of Maura's "rusty pipes"

Thanks for stopping by our little corner of the Steampunk Universe. 

We hope to see you playing along with us this month in our steampunk/industrial challenge which is open until the end of September. 

Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5, and post on September 15th, so be sure to pop back to check that out.

Time to put your top hat on, cinch up your corset, or tie on your spats, and get crafting with us!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team

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