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, October 15, 2019

Sandee & Amelie's September Top 5 and Prize Winners!

Welcome back friends!

 Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners. Each of you are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our September steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge.



 Our prize winners are drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friends at DecoArt Media,  and the lovely Glenda at Boozybear provide the amazing prizes! As always, we are very thankful for their support.  


 The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness  goes to 

#12 Katarzyna



 and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to 

#18 Senna


 Congratulations, Katarzyna and Senna, on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge with your awesome makes! 
Please email Claudia (vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) so she can forward your shipping details to Glenda and DecoArt asap. DecoArt winners, please include a phone number. 


 Drumroll please!! 

 Our Top 5 from the September Challenge (in no particular order) 


Be sure to take a close look at all of the amazing textures here...Wow!


...Performs some amazing kitchen magic with her fabulous top hat, and includes a tutorial!


...certainly has a magic touch with patinas and texture on this gorgeous piece!


...has created an amazing replica of an old phone reminiscent of Route 66!


..wowed us with this beautifully layered tag

Click on each person's name to go directly to their post to get all the wonderful details!

Thank you for sharing your amazing makes and wonderful inspiration with us!  
Please feel free to grab the Top 5 badge from above (or the sidebar), and display it on your blog.  Congratulations!!

 MANY THANKS to everyone who entered our September challenge..you blew us away with your creativity! It is always so difficult for the DT to pick the Top 5 from all of the awesome entries, because we truly are inspired by the creativity of each and every one of you. We are so happy to have all of you playing along with us at SASPC - you rock our little steampunk universe! 


 The October challenge is open until the end of the month, so you still have plenty of time to create and share with us. We would love to see you link up your makes (reminder: you must link to our URL)  and enter our challenge this month, so please join us in our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge!  

 Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning, Hugs and happy crafting! 
 Maura & the SASPC team xxx

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

SanDee&amelie's October 2019 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to our October challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!
The team and I have obviously been in Halloween mood already as our design team projects will show - and of course a mix of Halloween and steampunk/industrial is very welcome this month.

Our challenge theme is once again

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and even if you are not heavily into these styles all it needs to play along is to add a recognisable touch of steampunk to your makes. And if you think "well, this way I won't make it into the Top5 compared to the heavy-dose-of-steampunk makes, just let me tell you you're wrong. And there is also the chance of winning one of our two monthly prizes donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear! These are picked randomly among ALL proper entries and "proper" means that the entries stick to our few challenge rules (which can be found in the pages tabs below our blog header).

The challenge is as always open until the end of the month and I would once more like to remind you of the importance of adding a link to our challenge blog to your entry posts (no matter if they are blog posts or coming from Instagram or facebook & Co) so we can include your entry with our Top5 picks and prize draws. It always makes me sad when I draw a winners number (using random.org) and then check if the entry post follows our really few (but for us important) rules to find I have to dismiss this number and draw another instead. Making people happy makes me happy, you know?

And as the challenge blog owner your always mindblowingly awesome entries make me very happy - as well as the incredibly creative makes of my wonderful design team! So let's have a look at their projects (and I would like to invite you to take some more seconds before you wipe on to visit their blogs to check out their makes close up and leave them a short comment - so they know their hard work gets seen and appreciated. Thank you! You get to the team's blogs by clicking on their names).

Sadly Brigitte aka coutureuse - my very first design team member since Sandra and I started this challenge blog (so to me she was kind of an SASPC primary rock and I couldn't imagine running this blog without her...but sadly now have to) - had to leave the team (real life issues...we sadly all know that) and we all wish her all the best and loads of good health and that things will get easier and well soon so she can (hopefully) return! Brigitte, sans toi SASPC ne sera plus la meme chose! You will be dearly missed!

So it is the five of us now - Maura, Susan, Zoja, Kerstin and me - who will try to keep up with feeding your creative steampunk mojo with our makes!  (if anyone who loves steampunk and is already part of the DecoArt Outreach Blogger program thinks about applying for our design team now, please, go ahead - my email address can be found in our side bar. There's no payment or free stuff or anything like that - all I can offer is being part of this amazing team and the usual "fame and honour").

But let's start with presenting the design team's projects!

is cooking some "steampunk imagination brew" in her cauldron 
and invites you to cook your own.

What a brilliant idea to use the gears as bubbles!
And I love the "knob" of the large stirring spoon!

So spooky! For more Halloween inspiration on Kerstin's blog, 
simply click HERE

created this stunning "Halloween Steampunk Board"
and wowed me once again with the vibrant 
colours she used. 

created this amazing mixed media piece
in honour of Edgar Allan Poe
and titled it
"With Love"

I love the stamped metal plate and the wonderfully worn cover surface!

And I especially love the quote she has put into the book box!
More pictures of the finished project on her blog

also wonderfully imaginative piece goes by the title "Toxique"
and she wonders (and also makes me wonder)
what on Earth this bird with the Fez is collecting here -
are these treasures or toxins?

(That Fez is making me giggle every time I see it)

- Claudia -

had a joyful play with Tim Holtz Distress, stamps and techniques this time
and combined these with some DecoArt Liquid Glass 
and Emerald Creek embossing powder
(can you guess where these were used?)
to create this funny Halloween tag that I call

"Life of the Steampunk Party"

Maybe this close up holds the clue

(this guy reminds me of someone...but I just can't figure right now who it is)


Well - that's our October bundle of Steampunk-Halloween-Inspiration and we hope you'll leave inspired to create and enter your own projects to our challenge soon! We can't wait to see what you will come up with!

Also do not forget to come back on 15th October to check out if you are one of our Top5 and/or prize winners from the September challenge! ;)

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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