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!



Hugs,
SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Sunday, March 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's February 2020 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus, hi and welcome to our announcement of the February Top 5 and prize winners, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

As always I would like to thank everyone who is entering our challenges for their incredibly inspiring creativity they share with us - this is my main goal with this challenge blog; to make this an inspirational spot to go to when you are looking for some mixed media, card or tag art inspiration in steampunk or industrial style! You all really never fail to amaze the team and myself! You all rock!

Our actual March challenge is of course already in full swing and we are awaiting your entries for this one again ;) - the prizes are the same as always...which brings me to announcing the February prize winners straight away:


The fabulous DecoArt premium prize bundle




goes to

entry #6 - Craftyartista


and

a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces 
designed and sold by boozybear




goes to 

#33 - Macarena 


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for playing along! Please, contact me under my email (address see in our side bar) so I can have your prizes be sent to your places. DecoArt also need a phone number (in case of parcel tracking issues) - so, please, include that with your shipping info as well.



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Now let's head straight on to presenting our 

Top 5

(as always these are presented in no particular order
and we sadly once more cannot present each make in a picture as some still 
enter our challenge via Instagram...)




wowed us with this amazing altered mobile phone case: 








gave her perpetual calendar a fantastic make over
that we all thought was pure eye-candy






mind blowingly beautiful piece of industrial style 
abstract art made it into our Top 5
which made me especially happy as this was my personal 
favourite ;)



Sadly


fantastic "Mechanical Sea" layout cannot be shown 
as she entered our challenge via Instagram

and also 


amazed us (sadly via Instagram) with a brilliantly altered boot
(yes, you're reading this right - a boot). 
If you want to take a look at what they've entered
click on their names to get taken to their Instagram posts. 



Congrats on making our Top5, ladies! We loved your projects a lot and hope to see you play along with us again soon! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! xxx




As we love and think it important to shine the well deserved spotlights on ALL our Top5 projects we are asking our players to either enter our challenges via other platforms than Instagram OR to follow the instructions on how to enter a direct image of the project and add links and email manually - to make this easier I have added a short how-to to our tabs with the challenge rules and other info (right below our challenge blog header) that explains how to enter an image to an inlinkz collection directly from your image folder from your devices you're using. As Instagram do no longer allow to fetch images from their site, these cannot be displayed with our Top 5 posts. 

Thanks for your understanding! 
This challenge blog is mainly about YOU, our players, and YOUR CREATIVITY! 
So not being able to have them here in one spot for everyone to see actually makes me sad and is 
quite frustrating too. 

To get to the actual challenge and check out the design team's and players' makes so far, simply
click HERE - we hope to see you play along with us this month! 


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx









Sunday, March 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's March 2020 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and thanks so much for stopping by and being part of our monthly challenges once again!
Claudia here this month to present to you our March challenge, which is once again an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

themed one.

Just before we dive into steampunk crafting fun I would like to once more address the fact that we ask all our players who enter our challenges via Instagram to upload their pictures directly to our InLinkz collection instead of giving the Instagram link. They have made some changes to their platform at the start of the year - one of which doesn't allow fetching images from their platform anymore. But as this is a challenge blog that is mainly about sharing inspiration and getting inspired by the others' projects (and only secondly about making Top5 or win two of our sponsors' generous prize bundles), being able to see these in a picture is crucial (at least from my point of view).

For all those not familiar with uploading images to Inlinkz directly from their devices and how to add a link and email address I have put up a short how-to that you can find in our tabs right below our challenge blog header.

This way we will be able to show ALL your Top 5 projects again instead of just having links and names in our  Top 5 listings! Thanks for your understanding!

Bespoken "prize bundles" are - as always - being donated by our two generous and true sponsors DecoArt and boozybear to whom the team and I would once more like to shout out a huge "THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND FOR BEING WITH US!"
As usual two prize winners will be selected at the end of the month via random.org among all proper entries - so make sure you've checked our few rules (which you can find with the "Da Rules" tab below our blog header). The challenge is open until the end of the month and prize winners are announced on the 15th of the following month.

My wonderful design team have once more come up with awesomely inspiring projects and I always love the variety in their approaches to the steampunk or industrial theme! But let's stop talking - take a look for yourselves:



has created another stunning art journal page
filled with beautiful texture
that she calls "Moments in Time"





She has used some chipboards, stencils and paper cut outs as well as some self made casts she has done using a newly bought soft mold and an "extraordinary filling" - so check out her blog to find out more! 





has used her "favourite colours and die cut hearts alongside some moons" on a beautiful base that has an extraordinary shape - so eye-catching, isn't it? 







has come up with a journal page as well. Look at all those layers and collaged elements! I love those pops of vibrant colours here and there and that loosely done background! 







"Steampunk Illuminati"

project had her (and me) come up with many intriguing questions...
"What would Paris look like in the steampunk universe? Was the Eiffel Tower a device to collect the aether? A portal to another dimension? Could it be, the answers are all hidden in the symbols of this piece?"


Here's a close up of her project 
showing beautiful texture, patina and crackle





and I

- Claudia

went once more for some of my favourite craft parts, vintage portraits and background techniques (using DecoArt media products)
to create this plaque with three handsome "moustache gentlemen"





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For more information and images, please, visit the team's blogs by clicking on their names and if you can spare a second or two, please, leave them a little love so they know their hard work is appreciated! Thank you so much!

This bundle of steampunk inspiration should get you going I guess ;)
We hope to see you play along with us this month and cannot wait what it is that you will come up with this time!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx






You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, February 15, 2020

SanDee & Amelie's January 2020 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! 

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remember to link to our challenge by using our URL, so that you can be considered for our Top 5 and Prize Winners. Also a reminder again, that if you post on Instagram, we cannot access a photo to share here, since they have changed their platform, so if you have a blog or Facebook, it is better to link that - we can copy a picture from those to share. 

You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our January steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge. 

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 PRIZE WINNERS!! 

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



#7 Sara

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


#14 Ink-LadyBlue

 Congratulations on your prize wins, and thanks so much for joining us in our challenge! 
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. 

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 Drumroll please!!  Our Top 5 from the January Challenge (in no particular order)




...inspires us with her gorgeous rust and awesome textures on her card...oh be still, my rusty heart!




...has an awesome mix of steampunk and the Wild West on her make! 
(check it out on Instagram)


...has made this awesome desktop organizer that even has a place for her mobile! Wouldn't we all love to get organized with this?




...wows us again with her amazing moving cards! Isn't this steampunk heart cool?




....made this birthday card for one lucky friend! So many awesome details and layers here!




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 January challenge!  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! 

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 The February 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 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

Saturday, February 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's February 2020 Steampunk Challenge


Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! 
Maura here this month, welcoming you aboard the Airship Imagination. 

 We love having you here, playing along with us in a mixed media, steampunk and industrial style! The team is sharing their creative makes which will give you lots of inspiration to get started on your own and join us.

 Our February 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! 

We have several places for you to share your work - the InLinkz at the bottom of this post, our Facebook group and Instagram page (links on the right)

Are you ready for some wonderful inspiration from the design team? 
Be sure to click on their name to go to their post with all the project details, and they love to hear from you!


...created lots of delicate crackle and grungy texture on her mixed media arch, that she titled

"The Emperor"

 




...is letting the pictures speak in her art journal page 

Hope for a Better Time 



...created a beautiful sunny, dimensional card with hope for the arrival of spring in a little while.




...created this deep frame filled with gorgeous purples and wonderful embellishments, topped by the glowing moon 


and I, Maura

...made this steampunk board celebrating women everywhere, titled

Yes, You Can!



 Many thanks to our wonderful and generous sponsors,







 for keeping the cogs and gears 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. 


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 February. 

Remember, we will have the prize draws and the design team's Top 5 for January posted on February 15th, so be sure to pop back to check that out. 

 Time to put your top hat on and get crafting with us! 

Hugs, and happy crafting! 
 Maura & the SASPC Team





You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's 2019 Winter Special Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners from the 2019 Winter Special Challenge!

Thank you so much for all the amazing entries and for the loads of fabulous inspiration shared with us and our players here on our challenge blog! I just love what's going on in this creative steampunk and industrial style corner of crafty blogland! You all rock! XXX

Our actual January challenge is already in full swing and can be found HERE. It is - as always - open until the end of the month and our two generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear will once more send out a fabulous prize package to the maker of one randomly chosen entry number among all proper  entries. So don't miss the chance to either win a fab bundle of DecoArt premium paints and products or a fantastic steampunk chipboard surprise bundle put together by lovely Glenda - the designer and owner of the boozybear Etsy shop. We hope to see you play along with us in 2020 again!


Our prize winners are....


#15
hobby-istka

who wins this cool bundle of DecoArt premium goodness...



and 

#6
Marie Linder

who will get a surprise package of fab steampunk chippies from boozybear!



Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email address given in our sidebar so I can have your goodies be sent to you asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, provide a phone number (as DecoArt only send out goods when they have a number that can be contacted in case of delivery issues).


Let's move on to our

Top 5

(which are as usual presented in no particular order
and you can check out their makes in more detail by 
clicking on the names)


Sadly we cannot present five images of beautiful makes as our Top 5 this time, as there are three entries among our Top5 this month that have been entered from Instagram.  Instagram though recently seem to have done some changes to their format so they do not allow images to be copied  and shared on here anymore (only the whole Instagram post at a fixed size which looks way too huge and prominent and I do not like that to be honest) - so there are just the names of these players with a link to their entry we can share with you.

Honestly I really think that's a shame as the projects are all just so amazing and not being able to display these on here where we are offering a platform to share and gather steampunk and industrial style inspiration really hurts and makes me sad. I know that many of you also use facebook and from there I am at least able to copy the images and save them on my computer to directly upload them here on Blogger...maybe you'd like to consider using that instead in the future...




(Instagram entry)





who created this awesome male card






InkLadyBlue
aka gumi 

(Instagram entry)





wowed us with this fabulous 
"Time Machine"




and another Instagram entry

by




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Congrats and thanks so much for sharing your amazing and inspiring steampunk art with us, ladies!
Please, feel free to grab our Top 5 badge for display on your blogs or other social media platforms!
I am so sad I am not able to display all your projects on here - they are all just mindblowingly beautiful and creative! 




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Much love and thanks go out to all our true and fabulous players who so constantly wow us with their imagination and creativity! If you haven't entered a make to our actual January challenge already, you are still able to do so until the end of the month. We hope to see you play along with us again! 


Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

xxx









Wednesday, January 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's January 2020 Steampunk Challenge

Yay! Happy New Year to you, dear steampunk and industrial style challenge friends! We're so happy to be back for another year filled with loads of steampunk inspiration shared via our challenges! Our challenge blog is just entering its 8th year! Wow! This is almost unbelievable, isn't it?! Who would have thought we would make it this long and this far??!!

But here we are - and we are because of you - our imaginative, utterly creative and true players and our two wonderful, generous prize sponsors DecoArt and boozybear! Without you and your support there would be no such story to tell - and I just want to take this opportunity to let you know how much this means to the team and myself! Thank you all so so much! You rock! XXX


After our two months long winter special challenge (whose Top5 and prize winners will be announced on the 15th) we are back to our usual one month long challenge and three entries per player. For additional rules (there aren't many but these few need to be followed to allow for fair prize drawings and playing conditions), please, check the "Da Rules" tab on top of the blog page (right below the header) if you haven't done so already.

This month's challenge theme is once more

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

so you are free to let your imagination run wild and create in whatever technique or medium you feel most at ease with.

The InLinkz collection at the bottom of this post allows you to enter your projects. All you need to do is follow the instructions that lead you through the process once you've pressed the blue button to enter your make. You can enter makes via facebook, your blogs and Instagram as well! By the way....we have an Instagram account too that you can follow if you like. You can find it HERE. And these were the nine most liked #steampunkchallenges shares on Instagram from 2019...



...and you can also follow our activities via our facebook "SASPC Open Studio" group which can be found HERE.

To give you a little dose of steampunk inspiration let's check out the design team's makes!





has titled her beautiful tag
"Coming into the 20s"


Look at the rusty tones, the amazing backgrounds and that wonderfully wire-y dragonfly!!!
I love all of it! And the quote too! 




created a wooden sign in the shape of an arrow 
that shows the way to a new creative year in what she calls
"the Magic Laboratory, where you can find all the important ingredients for new projects:
ideas, heart, hope and bravery"!








is letting her imagination run free for the new year.
Imagine the Collision of Steampunk and a Futuristic Universe!

"Out of This World"
is the title of her awesomely textural project







greets the new year with her
"New Years Star"
that was inspired by concrete industrial walls with damask stencil accents



The smaller star with the lights was subtly painted to look like concrete too. 





and I


am kicking off another year of steampunk creativity 
with a charming little collaged mixed media ATC
titled "King Frédéric". 



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For more information on projects, please, click on the teams's names to get taken to their blogs. And if you have a second or two, please, use it to leave them a little love so they know their efforts are being appreciated! Thank you! xxx


Also remember to come back on the 15th to find out if you are one of our Top5 or winners of this fantastic DecoArt premium paints and media bundle




or a surprise package of beautiful steampunk chipboard pieces sold and designed by boozybear!



We can't wait to see what you will come up with!!!! In the meantime as always...


...hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx




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Click here to enter