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

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.

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.


 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!

 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.


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! 


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!


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


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


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

and finally 


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...)"


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 


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