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

Thursday, July 15, 2021

SASPC May/June 2021 Top5 and Prize Winner

Welcome back friends! Here comes the best part of "the job", getting to announce the Top 5 and Prize Winner! You are the heart and soul of our challenge, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcement for our May/June steampunk/industrial "Anything Goes" challenge.
 
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PRIZE WINNER!! Our prize winner is drawn at random from all proper entries. Our generous friend, the lovely Glenda at Boozybear provides an amazing prize! 


 A surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard from boozybear goes to

#28 Senna

 Congratulations on your prize win Senna, 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.

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 Drumroll please!!  Our Top 5 from the May/June Challenge (in no particular order)


 "On the Wings of Love" is a beautiful industrial style make with lovely patina and rust...a beautiful home decor piece



is sharing a super fun top hat that is chock full of  all kinds of interesting bits, gears...so many amazing details



must have a bit of mermaid in her to envision this gorgeous ocean scene filled with such detail and texture



created an amazing steampunk style birthday card filled with cogs, and gears and so much detail



made an awesome book suitcase filled with amazing details...I'm sure this holds an interesting story




  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 May/June 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!

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 The July/August challenge is open until the end of the August, 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 grade finale challenge, 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, July 1, 2021

SanDee & amelie's Steampunk Challenges: Our Grand Finale



Hello, Maura here! Welcome to our grand finale challenge at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges!


It is a bittersweet moment as we come to the final chapter in our challenge...the story began in 2013, and is coming to a close 9 years later. It has been an amazing journey with all of you, our players, and we are so grateful to each and every one of you! Many, many thanks for the wonderful and inspiring makes from our fabulous team over these many years! Together, players and team, we have shared hundreds of steampunk/industrial projects to kindle inspiration for newbies, and keep the fires of creativity burning for long time players. The airship may be rising for its final journey, but our creativity will go on!


We are so very grateful to our sponsors, especially as we navigated this past difficult year together. Thank you, thank you, Glenda at Boozybear Chipboard and DecoArt!! 

Glenda will be providing the prize package for this challenge, and be sure to check out how the team has used her chipboard in their makes.







Our JULY/AUGUST challenge is STEAMPUNK/INDUSTRIAL 

Anything Goes

(remember: you may enter up to five times!)

We will draw a prize winner and announce our Top 5 on the 15th of September.


We have an amazingly talented design team, and many of you have had the pleasure of viewing their work over the years. It is time to thank each and every member of the design team from 2013 to 2021 for your dedication to our challenge and the incredible talent you have shared with us...THANK YOU!




Without further ado, on to the wonderful and inspiring projects from the team...please pop over to their blogs and leave them some comment love! 


Some of the projects are using some awesome chipboard from Glenda at Boozybear - she has an amazing variety of chipboard on her site - so make sure you check it out! 




Kerstin


is joining us for our "farewell tour" and is sharing two lovely pen boxes she created with silicone molds. So good to have you with us again, Kerstin!






Maura


altered a bottle to create a rusty, crusty treasure dragged up from the ocean








Susan


is sharing this wonderful summer journal, and how appropriate is that "new journey" on the cover?





Zoja


 is sharing her gorgeous creation using her favorite colors. Her flying heart is mounted on a large wooden gear.





and finally 


Claudia


who is taking you on a sentimental journey 

with a make from the very first years of SASPC, 

which is a very personal version of the 

Wizard of Oz:





Claudia says:

"Servus, everyone! The time to say good-bye is near (and we will do so accordingly when announcing our final Top5 and prize winners, of course) and letting go is not easy for me, but I feel it is the right time to do so. Don't we all reach points in our (creative) lives, when we feel we need to re-invent ourselves or the way we create...or the way we make creativity part of our lives...? Sometimes we are forced to focus on more serious stuff instead (like maintaining/ regaining good health, caring for family, starting a new career,...reasons are endless honestly, right?)


Anyhow - I wish all of you who joined me and my wonderful team and sponsors on this journey during the last fantastic nine years the very best and say THANK YOU SO MUCH from the bottom of my heart. You all rock, have been rocking and will be rocking this creative online world - of that I'm sure! 

Love you loads! Mwah! XXX


...and because I am sharing my maybe most-loved steampunk make that I ever created for SASPC (I made this one six or seven years ago I think and it still never fails to put a smile on my face when I see it on my shelf), I want to add a little twist to this very last challenge of ours: one of your five entries may be an old make - but it has to be a or even THE favourite steampunk/industrial style project of yours and I want to learn about the reason why in your post! Among these entries I will do a little private extra prize draw and the winner will get a little handmade something from me (at least I hope that this is something someone would like to get...)"


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I hope the projects have inspired you to play along with us! Remember, the challenge will run through the end of August. 

Also, pop back on the 15th of July for the Prize winner and Top 5.


May we say one more time how thankful we are for all of you who have made this  steampunk challenge such a success for 9 years!!


May the cogs and gears of creativity continue and inspire your journey through the steampunk universe. With love and hugs, and a few tears we wish you the very best,

Claudia, Maura & the SASPC team 


XXX





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Saturday, May 15, 2021

SASPC March/April 2021 Top 5 and Prize Winner

 Servus and welcome back, dear steampunk and industrial style friends! It's time to announce our Top 5 from the March-April challenge and the boozybear chipboard prize winner! 

As always the team and I have been blown away by your amazing entries and picking our favourites was as hard as ever - but we did. So here they come (in no particular order):


Top 5 

(if you want to learn about any project in more detail and check out further images,simply visit the players' blogs by clicking on their names. You can also click on the images here for a larger view)


Megumi

aka

Ink-Lady Blue

introduced us to amazing steampunk style Arthur.

Look at all the detail! We love him so much! 







from yaya scrap & more
delighted us with this cool green version
of the "Professor":






from "I need to stamp"
amazed us with an incredibly cool background
and card!







from "I'm a dreamer"
wowed us with this fantastically altered clock:






and


aka Zuzu from 
"Zuzu's Petals 'n Stuff"
blew us away with this incredibly imaginative
steampunk egg machine:




Thank you so much, ladies, for the fantastic inspriation and huge congrats on making our Top5! 
Please. feel free to grab "the badge of honour" for display on your blogs!



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Now, let's move on to announcing our prize winner
of the fabulous steampunk chipboard surprise package
sponsored by lovely Glenda aka 





...and the chippies go toooo....


entry #8 - Zoechaos from "This little place"


Congrats, Zoe, on your prize win and thanks so much for playing along! 
Please, email me under the vonpappe2 email address given in the right side bar, 
so I can forward your shipping info to Glenda asap. 

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Glory, honour and a prize have been awarded - so there's only one thing left to do for me today: 
remind you of our actual challenge that is up and running until the end of June. Remember - it's five entries per player for our two-months long challenges! So don't miss your chance to win some of Glenda's amazing chipboard pieces 
(of course you can also just visit her cool etsy store and shop some ;) 


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





Saturday, May 1, 2021

SanDee&amelie's May/June2021 Steampunk Challenge

 Hi, servus and welcome back to another two-months long steampunk and industrial style challenge, dear creative friends! Claudia here again and I hope you have been making it through the pandemic well so far and are all safe and sound. I am slowly coming back after a long creative break - definitely not my old self again yet, but maybe that isn't what I want to return to anyway - crises is a chance for change they say and I plan to take on that one. ;)




Are you ready for another challenge? I do hope so! The theme is our usual


Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


one and the rules still apply as usual as well - with one slight change though: you can enter up to five makes during the next two months instead of just three. We will draw a prize winner on the 15th of the following month after the challenge has closed  and then also announce our Top5 of course. 


Sadly I was informed that DecoArt are still under production and shipping restrictions due to Cov19 pandemic production guidelines and will not be able to send out prizes outside the U.S. until at least Fall - so I'm very sorry to have to tell you that there will be no more DecoArt prizes this year. The team and I would like to take this opportunity though to say a huge THANK YOU for the generosity and for having DecoArt with us on our challenge blog journey for so long! 


We still have lovely Glenda from

boozybear 

by our side though! So at least one fabulous bundle of surprise steampunk chippies will go out to one lucky winner! And each project you enter is a chance to win these, so: don't hesitate - create!And maybe your entry will make it to our Top5!!! So there's fame and honour to be gained too. ;) 

The team has once more come up with some fabulously inspirational projects and I hope these will lure you into playing along in the final run! Some of the projects also feature mentioned boozybear chipboard pieces - so look out for these! And of course you can also visit the teamies' blogs by clicking on their names to find out more. If you can spare a sec or two to leave them a little love, that would be so lovely! Thank you! 


Zoja

came up with a giant sea horse - as always done in her beautifully unique monochromatic layering style. 




Another picture - this time featuring the artist herself - to demonstrate the size of the sea horse:


What a wonderful and impressive decorative piece!





used one of the beautiful boozybear umbrella guys on her fabulously creative "snail mail" project. 






is sharing a project she made in a class with finnabair. She says:
"It's Mime...don't you wonder if the characters in the stories live inside the book?"




The back: 






and I 
- Claudia

decided to indulge in some delicious crusty rustiness and create a travel themed tag duo
using mainly boozybear chipboard pieces and some of my favourite embossing
folders. 






I hope the projects have inspired you to play along! 

 The challenge is open until the end of June and the team and I cannot wait to see your fabulous entries!

And don't forget to visit us here on the 15th to find out about our March-April Top5 and the boozybear prize winner!  


Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

xxx

 


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Monday, March 15, 2021

January/February 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! You are the heart and soul of why we do this, and it is truly my pleasure to make the announcements for our January/February 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. 

Please Note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, DecoArt is on hold due to production issues. We are drawing a winner, but please understand and be patient. We do not anticipate DecoArt shipping until April at the earliest. (it could be summer) (Prize will vary from the photo)




 The fabulous bundle of DecoArt media goodness  goes to

#7 Maggie

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

#18 Barbara

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 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/February Challenge (in no particular order)  


has created this amazing primordial piece using an old vinyl record as her base...how cool is that?



worked in her art journal and made this awesome page filled with wonderful steampunk images and twists of wire



is sharing this wonderful make with us, filled with memories of some of her favorite things and hobbies from earlier in her life




is embracing the creative journey here in her wonderfully grungy steampunk tag with lots of crusty texture



has us looking through the porthole into the engine room, filled with rusty pipes in her gorgeous make


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/February 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! 

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 The March/April challenge is open until the end of April, 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

Monday, March 1, 2021

Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges: March/April 2021

 


Welcome friends to our Steampunk/Industrial Mixed Media Challenge! We have another two month challenge for you, and you can enter up to five times. We have decided to go with two month challenges for now, with the ongoing pandemic. Life is certainly different these days, and the extra time will help us all to meet these challenges. We appreciate each and every one of you who joins us!

If you have any questions about our challenge, be sure to check out the pages linked above that go into detail. 

Our March/April Steampunk/Industrial Challenge is: 
ANYTHING GOES

Now, on to the design team's awesome makes:


Has created this wonderful, layered and colorful piece with lots of rusty bits.







Is sharing a rusty, crusty butterfly catcher she made in an online class 


Detail inside...





once more came up with one of her beautiful assemblage pieces - no! It's two pieces even - in contrasting colours! Both - as always - beautifully layered and executed.











is once more sharing a project she has created earlier and for a different blog - but as it is a steampunk themed project she thought you might like to check it out... (there's a tuto to find in the original blog post - simply click here name to get there). 










Please go to our designers links and leave them some comment love, they would really appreciate it. 

We welcome all types of steampunk and industrial mixed media projects (except digital), so with the wonderful inspiration from the design team, now it is your turn to create a make and share it with us. We are looking forward to seeing where your creativity takes you! 

Many thanks to our wonderful sponsors for keeping the cogs and gears turning here at SASPC - DecoArt and Boozybear Chipboard! 




At the end of each challenge, we draw two prize winners at random, along with our Top 5. Please be patient, as both of our sponsors are running into shipping delays, and DecoArt has production delays due to the pandemic. We promise your prize will come, it will just take longer than usual.

Thanks so much for stopping by our corner of the Steampunk Universe! We look forward to you playing along with our challenge. Stay healthy and creative!

Our Top 5 and Prize Winners will be posted March 15, so be sure to check back.

Now, it's time to put on your top hat and create! 
Hugs and happy crafting!
Maura & the SASPC team


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