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, November 15, 2020

SASPC October 2020 Top 5 and Prize Winners

 Hi, servus and welcome to our mid-monthly announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from the previous challenge! Our two months long winter special challenge is already in full swing and if you haven't checked out the makes from the design team yet or the special rules that apply for November and December (and which provide two additional chances to win one of the two prize bundles by our generous sponsors), I recommend you do so right afterwards (by simply scrolling down to the previous post). 

As always our Top 5 have been picked by the team and the two prize winners were chosen via random.org among all proper entries. 

This fabulous DecoArt premium prize package

 goes to

#9 - diysilart

and a cool boozybear steampunk chipboard surprise package 

goes to

#21 - Irina

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies, and thanks so much for sharing your lovely makes with us! Please, email me under the vonpappe email address given in our sidebar to the right to claim your prize. DecoArt winners, please, also provide a phone number for shipping services. 

Let's move on to our 

Top 5

as always they're being presented in no particular order


blew the whole team away with 

"Bionic Betty"

aka diysilart

created this amazing rusty frame
with some steampunk poison

aka creative.crumbs

wowed us with this amazing 
altered metal plate

tried design team member Kerstin's unique mixed media style
and created this beautiful reverse canvas


charmed us once more with her imagination
and highly textural art, beautifully demonstrated
on this lovely tag

Well done, ladies! Huge congrats on making our Top5 and thanks so much for sharing your inspiring art with us! Please, feel free to grab this badge for display on your social media. 


Our actual two months long winter special challenge is as always open through the whole of November and December and the team and I hope to see you play along with us again! You get there if you scroll down to the previous post. There you can also check out the team's inspiring makes and the adapted rules for our winter special. 

Enjoy the advent season and
- most of all - 
stay safe!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, November 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Winter Special 2020

 Yay, hooray, drumroll and ta-dah! Let the team and me welcome you to our annual Winter Special Challenge!!!

Those who have been playing along with us for a while by now, already know that we do a two months long challenge in November and December each year - simply because that allows our players and the team to indulge in advent and Christmas crafting and preparations with (hopefully) still a little time to squeeze in one or the other steampunk or industrial themed project. 

The usual rules all apply (so, please, make sure you have checked these out) - with one little change: this once you are allowed to enter up to five projects instead of the usual three! Which means two more chances to win one of the two prize bundles being generously sponsored by DecoArt and boozybear chipboard. The two lucky winners will be drawn randomly among all proper entries and we will announce them on the 15th of the following month (in this case that means 15th January 2021) alongside our Top5. 

The challenge theme is also the usual one - 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

meaning that we definitely want to see some steampunk or industrial style elements without having to search for them with a magnifying glass - but we welcome all sorts of creativity. Do your thing and do what makes you happy - as long as it isn't digitally created and sticks to our challenge theme!

The team have come up with inspirational projects, too, of course. 


is sharing another of her beautiful desk organisers, done in her brilliantly unique and inspiring steampunk-sea life-mixed media style. 

Her project is called 

"Steampunk Under the Sea"


is re-visiting a project from 2016 that is still dear to her heart. She does so because of real life issues that have made it impossible for her to enjoy some creative time at her work desk. The team and I wish her and her family the very best! 

I am definitely happy to see her beautiful Christmas Angel canvas again! 

has come up with this mesmerising mixed media tag. 
I love how she combines media with found objects to tell
the most beautiful stories! 

And don't we all agree that art is the answer? 
I definitely do. ;)

is fully into stars this year - this time she 
created one in steampunk mixed media style
to decorate her home for Christmas with. 

Look at all the beautiful texture and layers! 
Magical indeed! 

and I 

- Claudia

have created my first Christmas home decor piece for this year
(which is definitely early for me ;)

There's a detailed how-to with all the products used listed on my blog. 
I hope to see you over there!


To visit the team's blogs and find out more about their projects, simply click on their names to get there. Please, take some seconds to leave them a little love there in the comments section - you will make them all very happy by doing so! Thank you! 

The challenge is open until 31st December and the Top5 and prize winners will be announced on 15th January 2021. The team and I would like to thank all our players for playing along with us so truly and  constantly this year and our wonderful prize sponsors boozybear and DecoArt for their generosity! 
I would also like to thank my wonderful team of course for all their fabulous work and support! 
You all rock! 

We wish you all safe holidays, a joyful advent season, 
merry Christmas and a happy new year! 

Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Click here to enter

Thursday, October 15, 2020

SASPC Top 5 and Prize Winners for September 2020


Welcome back friends! Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winners! 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 ,  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 

#19 Monika, aka MixedMedArt

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

#1 Creatif_edges

 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. 


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

with her beautiful steampunk dragonfly card

has created an amazing layered steampunk hat

created some awesome detailed ATC's she is calling Tempus Fugit

wows us with her steampunk canvas celebrating the dark and light sides of life

made a super fun altered toy she calls Callie the Camel

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! 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 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

Thursday, October 1, 2020

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges: October 2020


Hello and welcome friends, to our little corner of the Steampunk Universe! Maura here, wearing my top hat, goggles, high boots and tails, ready to take you on this month's adventure.  Oh, I forget...and a corset of course!

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

 Our October 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, 
for keeping the gears and cogs turning here at SASPC!


 and boozybear

 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, I know you will be inspired!

shares with us a view in the company Berti Batman. 
She cautions us to beware, as he is in a very good mood!

has been creating the most amazing mini books, and her spooky envelope book looks awesome!

has created an awesome Arrow, pointing the way to the season of Halloween!

threw some painted and heat embossed die cuts and her favourite DecoArt paints and crackle media
alongside the cute little robot on a tag and created yummy texture and layers

and I, Maura

went diving deep into the sea to find the Kraken and its treasures. 

(I made this for a different design team but wanted to share it here too,
 as I am away on an art retreat with my sister.)

 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 October. Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5!  Top 5 for September and prize winners will be posted on October 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

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

SASPC Summer Special 2020 - Top 5 and Prize Winners

 Servus, hi and welcome back! 

We're announcing the Top 5 and prize winners from our summer special today, but first I want to once more say a heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who played along! You have all entered such amazing projects and if you look at our challenge inlinkz collections these are always a bundle of fabulously inspiring pieces - and this summer challenge made no exception to that! 

As usual our two generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear are giving away a prize each and these go to two players who get randomly picked among the proper entries. 

this time a cool boozybear chipboard surprise package goes to 

#13 - Barbetka

and an amazing bundle of DecoArt premium joy goes to 

#45 - Chaitali 

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under my vonpappe email address given in the right sidebar, so I can forward your shipping infos to our sponsors. DecoArt winners, please provide a phone number as well. 



Top 5 

were as always hard to pick, but in the end we did it - and they are: 

Suman Pandit

with this awesome project


whose yellow mixed media goodness blew us away



"Queen of the Deep" did too. 


altered a somehow boring ship model and turned it 

into an amazing piece that tells a beautiful story!

and finally


who created the most gorgeous little 

vintage camera

Now, aren't these just amazingly inspiring and so beautifully and creatively done? 

Well done, ladies! Please, be free to grab our "badge of honour" for display on your blogs or other platforms. Thanks so much for playing along! 


Our actual September challenge is in full swing and if you would like to share your card, tag, altered project, canvas,...in steampunk or industrial style with us or win one of the two prizes all you have to do is play along. You can enter up to three projects - so there's three chances to get drawn as a winner. ;) 

We hope to see your amazing entry soon! ;)

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - September 2020

 Hi, servus and welcome back after a hopefully wonderful summer holiday! We're back to our usual schedule with monthly challenges after our summer special and - as always - the theme for our September challenge is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

(though some of the design team obviously already got carried away by Halloween which is - I admit it - fast approaching. lol And as long as we can - with some good will - spot at least a hint of steampunk to your projects, everything's fine. ;) 

If you check by on the 15th you'll learn about the Top5 and prize winners from our summer special challenge and of course our generous sponsors DecoArt and boozybear are giving away a prize bundle each again this month - so your three allowed entries are three chances to winning one of these! 


is kicking off our September challenge with 

another of her cool mixed media handmade books



the "Season of the Witch" 

has already begun and she has created this amazing tag for you


has done another fantastic spread in her journal - 

it's about the collecting adventures of "Dr. Hibatsu"

(Bet you didn't know this was one of the many names her students christened her with during her teaching career!)


latest awesome mixed media panel

has a spooky touch to it, too.

and I 

- Claudia -

have been taking a break from crafting for the last weeks (due to health reasons),

so I am sharing a revisited steampunk themed project (that was a project for a different design team) that you might not know yet -

the "Numeric Goddess"

We are still in the midst of checking all your fantastic entries to our summer special challenge and 

we hope to see you play along with us again this month - your imagination and creativity really never fail to amaze us! 

The challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and the normal rules apply (please, make sure you check out our few rules so we don't have to exclude anyone from prize drawings and Top5 votes!)

Hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team


You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

SanDee&amelie's June Top 5 and Prize Winners!

Welcome dear steampunk friends!! We hope this post finds you well and enjoying a creative summer. Thank you so very much to each and every one of you who participated in our June challenge. We love seeing your wonderful makes and how you envision steampunk and industrial mixed media! 


Our prize winners are drawn from all proper entries. Our generous sponsors at DecoArt and Glenda at Boozybear provide these amazing prizes.

The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness goes to

#31 Zoe Dickson

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

#22 SteamArt-by-deekay

Congratulations, and thanks so much for joining us for our June challenge! Please email Claudia (@vonpappe2 - her address is in the sidebar) and forward her your shipping details. 
DecoArt winner, please also include a phone number.


and now...with a drumroll please! 
Here are the

Top 5 for June

in no particular order!

wowed us with this gorgeous make with so many awesome details

is a wizard at creating art journal pages, and we love this masculine page filled with so many wonderful images

turned a can into a work of art, in a gorgeous steampunk style. Aren't those wings coming out from the lightbulb such a wonderful element?

has created one super awesome steampunk top hat, just overflowing with objects. Wonderful transformation of up cycled materials in this hat!

wows us with the deep and rich colors in her steampunk heart. If you look closely, you will find some beetles here too.  

Thanks again for sharing your awesome makes with us. Feel free to grab the Top 5 badge above and display it on your blog. 


All of you keep us inspired, thank you everyone for participating in our steampunk/industrial challenge! Our Summer Special challenge is open until the end of August, so you have plenty of time to get creative and join us. We look forward to it!

Keep the cogs and gears of creativity turning in our little steampunk universe! 
Hugs, blessings of health, and happy crafting!

Maura and the SASPC team