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 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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16 comments:

  1. It’s always sad to see the door closes. I loved the creative juice you gave to this blog, and the great inspiration I found here to explore my own paths. Other journeys have to come, new ways and places to express our creativity or just being in harmony with our inner self. Thanks so much for being here during these 9 years. I wish all of you a safe journey for the future.

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    1. Thank you so much, Lys! We loved having you with us on the journey! Wishing you all the best, too!
      Claudia xxx

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    2. Thank you so much for all your support over the years, Lys! May all our journeys be filled with creativity and adventure. Wish you the best! hugs, Maura

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  2. I am going to miss all of you and your beautiful work. It has been an inspiring journey with you. Good luck in the future and I hope your journey takes you all to new and exciting places.

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    1. Aw! Thanks so so much, Judy! Your entries have always been a great inspiration! Wishing you a wonderful creative journey too!
      Claudia xxx

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    2. Thanks so much Judy! You have been a great player, and we love what you have shared with us over the years. May the adventure continue in new ways! hugs, Maura

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  3. This is so sad, I've been with you from the beginning and followed you along the way and I'll miss all the wonderful projects you've had on offer but guess this blog will still be here for us to look back on. Take care and wishing you all a happy creative retirement. Hugs, Angela xXx

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    1. You have been one of our truest and longest players indeed, Angela, and I will hopefully still see you share your makes with us on the Open Studio group on fb, which we will keep open and running - just without any challenges...as a spot to share steampunk and industrial style creativity. ;)
      Thank you so much for travelling with us this far!
      Hugs back, Claudia xxx

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    2. Angela, it has been an awesome journey, and we are so glad you have been with us these many years. We are looking forward to the new journey, it is just a different path for our creativity. Thanks again! hugs, Maura

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    3. Don't worry you wont get rid of me too easily. I may move my artistic thoughts around but I always come back to Steampunk. Sadly the festival here in Lincoln UK has had to be cancelled this year but hopefully it will return in the future. Happy creating, Angela xXx

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  4. Oh nooo! Haven't been around much these last few months and although Steampunk isn't my no 1 style I have always admired the DT's talent, especially with 3D projects that I am not good at!
    I am going to work on an entry forthwith as a suitable tribute to all your efforts.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, and it will be a lovely tribute to have you join us! hugs, Maura

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  5. "Non quia difficilia sunt non audemus, sed quia non audemus difficilia sunt." -Seneca-
    After such a long time, it is such a pity and yet understandable that time brings changes. I really like this steampunk corner, which won´t change :). Therefore I have a little hope for a renaissance and I'm looking forward to see you again. I would like to thank you for the many challenges and above all for the many warm, precious, hearty and constructive comments :).

    Hugs - Senna

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  6. That's it I'm back, hope you like it. Hugs, Angela xxx

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  7. I haven't been around much either this year and was sad to read that you are closing after such a long time - 9 years wow! I really enjoy seeing the DT projects and entering when I could, it's sad so many blogs are closing. Elle

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    1. Thanks for joining us. We are keeping the FB and Instagram venues going, so stop by and join us there anytime! Maura

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