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

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Summer Special!

Hello, hello steampunk friends and welcome to our SUMMER SPECIAL challenge at Sandee and Amelie's!!





We are happy to have you here with us, and just want to say how truly amazing your entries have been in our challenge. The team is in awe of the wonderful talent you share with us here! We hope you and your loved ones are well. It's been such a difficult time around the world, that you might feel like we do...the time to create is special and brings us some balance, so we hope you find that time this summer. 

Our SUMMER SPECIAL is a two month challenge, so you have July and August to work on your creations and enter them here. It also means you can enter FIVE times! So, put on your top hat and talk to your steampunk muse and start creating. 

Our theme as usual is...

ANYTHING GOES in Steampunk and Industrial mixed media.

Check out our rules above if you are not familiar with our challenge, and we look forward to you joining us. 

We truly have the best sponsors who have been so generous in their support of our challenge, DecoArt (a mixed media bundle) and Boozybear chipboard (a chipboard bundle). Thank you, thank you for the wonderful prizes you provide!! 



I know you will be inspired by the wonderful projects from our design team, so here we go...






Wows us once again with her beautiful blends of color and images on her gloriously pink notebook







was inspired to create a steampunk bottle in altered art, using silicone moulds, as well as handcrafting parts herself to create this beautiful bottle


She used a liquor bottle as her base







created this wonderful beach themed tag with some lovely stitching





made a Victorian style jewelry set for an upcoming mystery dinner event. 
She will be playing the chambermaid of the murdered lady 
and swears by the sake of her beloved parents that she is innocent....
well, well...





and I, Maura

made a nautical themed notebook to use this summer






For more information on the team's projects, just click on their name to go to their blogs and get all the details. Leave them so comment love while you are there to brighten their day.

Remember, you have two months to enter the challenge, and can enter five times. PLEASE be sure to link to our challenge (web address) in whatever platform you share your work on, to be eligible for our Top 5 and prizes. 

Check back on July 15 for the Top 5 and Prize Winners from our June challenge. Our winners are chosen randomly from all proper entries. (you can check the rules above)

Put your top hat on, and get creating!
Hugs and happy crafting, 
Maura and the SASPC team









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

Monday, June 15, 2020

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


Hi, servus and welcome to our announcement of the Top 5 and prize winners from our May challenge!

As always you've all entered incredibly imaginative and creative projects and picking our favourites was hard as ever. So a huge THANK YOU to each and everyone who entered a project and shared some fantastic inspiration with the team and our wonderful players!!!! To me you are all winners honestly!

But having two prize winners is part of the game as we all know - so the prize winners from our May challenge were as always randomly picked among all proper entries - and this means this month


the fabulous DecoArt prize bundle




goes to 





and a surprise package of an awesome boozybear steampunk chipboard collection



goes to 




Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email address given in our side bar so I can forward your shipping info to our generous sponsors. DecoArt prize winners, please, also provide a phone number so shipping service can contact you in case of any issues.


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And now on to our 
Top 5 
(which are as always presented in no particular order): 



created this magical mixed media candle holder





wowed us with this beautifully textural tag





created the most gorgeous steampunk birds 
that stole our hearts right away







awesomely textural steampunk key hanger
really looks gorgeously aged and as if it was carved from stone 



and 


also wowed us again with this incredible 
"motivational tag" 
that beautifully combines the deep sea 
with a proper steampunk feel



Congrats on making our Top5, ladies! Well deserved indeed! 
Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs or other platforms. 
Thanks so much for sharing your awesome mixed media art with us! 

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Our June challenge is in full swing and still open until the end of the month. If you want to take the chance to be one of our next Top 5 or prize winners, simply play along and share your steampunk or industrial style projects with us! We hope to see you play along with us soon! 


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



Monday, June 1, 2020

SanDee&amelie's June 2020 Steampunk Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to our June challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style crafting friends!

I hope you are all well and safe and on your way back to (almost) normal in and after these crazy times!
Our June challenge is - once more - an


Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


one - so you are free to create what brings you joy (as long as it fits the steampunk or industrial theme and follows our few challenge rules of course).

Our wonderfully generous and true sponsors DecoArt and boozybear are with us again - so the two prizes will be given away as usual after the challenge has ended. As always we will be picking our Top 5 and randomly drawing our prize winners among all proper entries after the challenge has closed at the end of the month and announce these on the 15th the month after.

Having said this, let's head on to the makes of my wonderful design team! If you want to learn more about how they've done their projects and what they've used, simply visit their blogs by clicking on their names. To get a larger view, simply click on the images.





is once more all into her favourite summer theme - the Sea! 
And she really knows how to beautifully combine it with a steampunk theme!!!!



"Sea calls me" 
is the title of her beautiful canvas
and as always she has created loads of amazing texture and structures.








went for a beautiful symmetrical lay out this time.
I love all the layers she has built up on the black page
(and especially those mechanical corner pieces)! 








embellished her giant cog with a 
"mechanical chameleon"
and other yummy stuff.



And as usual she went for a striking and bold colour scheme! 
It shows beautifully that steampunk does not always have to be
brown and metallic, right?





wowed me once more with her imagination
and created loads of amazing copper patina
on her beautiful treasure box



Was this found in an old ship wreck?
What is hidden inside?






and I


- Claudia


have created a birthday tag for a special friend.




Of course it had to have loads of crackle and my favourite colour scheme
for industrial style makes and I have used DecoArt and DecoArt media paints
and products to achieve it. 



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For more info on the projects of the team simply click on their names to get to their blog posts. 
If you have a little time, please, leave them a little love too. Thank you! 


The challenge is open until the end of the month and we are back to our usual three entries per person. Please, do not forget to link to our challenge blog - whatever platform you are entering our challenge from (it always breaks my heart when I have to exclude an entry from our Top 5 picks and prize draws!). 

If you check back on the 15th you will find out about the Top 5 and prize winners of our May challenge. 


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx






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Click here to enter

Friday, May 15, 2020

March-April Extended Challenge Top 7 and Prize Winners!

Welcome, welcome dear steampunk friends! I truly hope this post finds you and your loved ones well. As you know, we extended our last challenge due to COVID-19, and we had SO many awesome and amazing entries!! It was a joy to see all the steampunk/industrial magic you created and shared with us and each other. Thank you!

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 pries. Please note that DecoArt is slowly starting up production again, and plans to start shipping the end of May. There could easily be unforeseen delays from our wonderful sponsors. We really appreciate their support and wish all of them and their staff the best!



The fabulous bundle of DecoArt Media goodness goes to

#35 Angela of Felix the Crafty Cat





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

#55 Megumi aka Ink-LadyBlue


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

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Drumroll Please!!

With all the awesome entries from our extended challenge, we had to go beyond a top 5. So without further ado, let me introduce our TOP 7 (in no particular order)!!




created this awesome steampunk inspired violin with some natural elements in a gorgeous patina







has created the most imaginative piece with a Funko doll. 
I am sure this character has a story to tell. 







built a robot out of cogs, gears and bits and added a bit of romance with that flower. 
Are you thinking about all the bits you have to build with?







turned a lightbulb into a gorgeous rusty butterfly made of cogs and gears!
Look closely at all those wonderful embellishments.







is wonderfully talented at creating moving steampunk projects! 
How cool is this steampunk gum ball machine?








has created a gorgeous altered boat to carry us on our journey through life! 
She shares some lovely thoughts too on her post.







puts an interesting and darker twist on steampunk with her creative piece!
It's like a step back to the time of the barber surgeon. 





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

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MANY THANKS to each and every one of you who participated in our extended challenge during these difficult times. We are so inspired by your beautiful creative work and look forward to each entry.  May creativity connect us and keep us in good spirits around the globe! We look forward to your entries in our May challenge, which is open until May 31. As always, anything steampunk/industrial in mixed media is welcome. 

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
xxx


Friday, May 1, 2020

Sandee & Amelie's May Steampunk Challenge

Welcome back friends! We hope this finds you and your loved ones in good health. We are so happy to be back together for our steampunk/industrial challenge with you, and are thrilled with the phenomenal participation over the last two months with our COVID-19 extended challenge.

Perhaps you found more time to create while safely at home, or maybe it was your way to destress after a day of working...whatever the reason, we love seeing the amazing makes you created and shared here with us. It is an honor to share our little steampunk corner of the universe with you! 
THANK YOU!!

As always, our challenge this month is

STEAMPUNK/INDUSTRIAL
Anything Goes.


We welcome all types of projects that fit our steampunk/industrial mixed media theme. Please check the rules for the details. Maybe this is your first steampunk project, we would love to see it! Maybe you have entered before, welcome back! This challenge is open to all levels, and we love the inspiration you share here.

Many, many thanks to our awesome sponsors who keep the cogs and gears turning here!

DecoArt 


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.

 In these continuing uncertain times due to the global pandemic, our awesome sponsors have been impacted with closings. We are trying to get the prizes out in our usual time frame, but please understand there may be a delay in processing and getting the prizes out to the winners. 

Now, on to the wonderful makes from our team...





is much into ATC's this year, and here is her latest called...

"The Inventor"






has a wonderful house shaped creation for us in a limited edition

"Heart and Soul" 








is sharing a huge tag filled with gorgeous textures and rust







created this wonderfully textured tag with a nature theme - check out that huge insect!






and I, Maura

made two artist trading cards with steampunk hares and words of encouragement




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 May. 

Remember, we will have two prize draws and choose the design team's Top 5!
Top 5 for May and prize winners will be posted on June 15th, 
so be sure to pop back to check that out. 
(Check back May 15 for the winners from the past two months.)

Time to put your top hat on and get crafting with us!
Hugs, and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC Team




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Click here to enter

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Extending SanDee&amelie's March 2020 Challenge due to Covid 19

Hi, servus and welcome to a special challenge post announcement in very special times. I hope you and your loved ones are all well and safe and coping well with isolation and all the other (necessary) new rules and circumstances that have been turning everyday life into unknown territory for all of us these days.

Due to a lot of services and businesses (including both our sponsors) being forced to "take a break" right now to keep their employees safe and to help slow down and minimising the spreading of Covid 19 we have decided to not take a break actually but instead turn our actual March challenge into a two-months long challenge (like we usually do with our summer and winter specials). We hope that by the start of May things will slowly start to get back to normal and then we will also know more so we can decide on how to carry on. But carry on we will - especially as creating is such a good means to escape reality for some time and especially a good way to practice mindfulness which has become even more important these days!

So here's the plan so far: the March challenge stays open until the end of April and as this turns our challenge into a two-months long one we will this time accept six instead of the usual three entries per player. And by May 15th we hope to be able to announce the Top5 and prize winners as usual again. So keep creating and sharing your steampunk and industrial style makes with us! Let's all share inspiration and help keep up our spirits. 

Lovely 


is sharing a new awesome project for your inspiration today 
which you can check out in more detail on her blog HERE




Isn't is awesome how Kerstin has kind of "sculpted" a self made steampunk texture plate she created using a soft mold around a glass bottle?! 
Looking at her fantastic project really makes me want to try this out myself (even though - or especially though - I am not good at working with molds)!
I really admire her skill, imagination and talent! And look at the yummy texture and the beautiful rusty look! 



...and of course it is also always a good thing to check out the makes that have already been entered to the challenge by our players so far. And - more important than ever - please, take a moment to leave a little love on the peoples' blogs and sites you're visiting - this way you will definitely put smiles on peoples faces. Urgently needed smiles, right?! ;)

You can either scroll to the previous challenge post (if you haven't checked out the design team's makes for the March challenge) or just use the collection at the bottom of this post here (as I have just added it to this post as well).

Hang in there and remember to keep creating to practice mindfulness!
Wishing you and your loved ones all the best!
Stay safe!

Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx




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Click here to enter

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