A hearty welcome to SanDee&amelie's challenge blog!

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, March 15, 2017

SanDee&amelie's March 2017 Challenge - Part Two




Servus, hi and welcome to our little creative spot where our wonderful players, the team and I are sharing their amazing steampunk or industrial card-, tag-  and other mixed media art each month!

It's time for our mid-month reminder and the gals from Team B have once more done their very best to provide you with another dose of fab inspiration. And if you haven't already checked out the makes of Team A and want to get the double dose of mixed media mojo I highly recommend you click on the badge on top of our side bar after you have finshed reading today's post. ;)

With March we have switched back to our usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

challenge theme so you are invited to enter any handmade project to our challenge that has (at least the hint of) a steampunk or industrial feel to it. So don't hesitate - create! You might well become one of our Top5 or randomly drawn prize winners!

The prize winners and Top5 of our February challenge have also already been announced. Just read on and then scroll to the previous post to find out if you are among them!

And now let's share the creations of Team B:




latest creation is called
Rusty Fantasies


She says:
 "It's nothing new that I love the sea and its secrets, but 'til today 
my creations were all blue. But now everything's sunken into rust."









has altered a wooden musical box with a dancing couple inside
that she has steampunked in the most beautiful way!
If you open the drawer at the bottom the couple starts to dance. 









was inspired by the fab Game of Thrones series on TV
and created this amazing tag in her very unique style:


She says: 
"I hope you all enjoy the team's projects and find inspiration
to join in with us!"






has been thinking about the changing temperatures lately, so she made this stunning
thermometer page in her art journal.




"Can you imagine dressing like a Victorian on a hot, hot summer day?!" 
she asks


and 
I

have a little riddle for you to solve:


Do you recognise the Sizzix die I used to create my "Steampunk Art" panel?
I had such a ball using it with some corrugated card and DecoArt media products.
Of course there is a detailed how-to on my blog.


And I highly recommend you visit my teamies' blogs to find out more about their makes and to look at them in close detail too. You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. And, please, take the time to leave them a little love too. Thank you!

And I sadly have to announce that wonderful Agnieszka aka Meresanth is no longer on our team. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours! You were such a great asset to our team, we loved your unique way of approaching steampunk and you will be dearly missed! Hugs! XXX

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Our challenge is still open until the end of March and by entering (up to three) makes to our challenge you get eligible for a random prize draw. DecoArt media and boozybear chipboard pieces are generously donating prize packages to give away and I promise you will love what's in them! 

and

Proud and happy to be


Hope to see you play along with us soon!
Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Top 5 and Prize Winners from our February 2017 Challenge

Servus, hi and welcome to the reveal of our Top 5 and prize winners from the February challenge!

As usual we had a whole lot of amazing entries and picking our favourites was not only hard but also almost impossible as we love all your inspiring makes that you all enter to our challenges so constantly! Thank you so much for making this place the special mixed media and tag and card art spot it has become!
But we did our voting and as there were several entries with equal votes we have six Top picks today! Yay!

And before we announce them I would like to remind you of our mid-month share of more inspirational steampunk/industrial art on the 15th! So make sure you come back then to check it out!

But now on to our......


Top 6

(which appear in no particular order)
































and


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These are absolutely fantastic makes, ladies! Thank you so much for playing along! Congrats to you and please, feel free to grab our badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge



And now on to our prize winners! Tadaaaah!!!!

The DecoArt media prize bundle this time goes to:

entry #15 
Beatriz

and the boozybear chipboard package goes to:

entry #1
Cass


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Yay! Please, email me your shipping data (including your phone number when being the DecoArt prize winner), so I can have your prizes be sent to you asap (the email address can be found in the side bar). Have fun with your goodies! xxx

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And of course a huge thank you to all who played along with us last month and shared their fab creations with us! You all rock!!!! Please, don't give up entering your awesome projects to our challenges so you get the chance to win this fab prize bundle sponsored by DecoArt media



or a fab surprise chipboard package with awesome steampunk designs 
sponsored by lovely Glenda from boozybear


Our prize winners are drawn randomly among all proper entries (and there are really just few and very simple challenge rules - so don't miss the chance). 

We hope to see you stop by on the 15th when Team B will be sharing their makes and if you haven't entered a project to our actual March challenge yet, I would like to invite you to do so! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx










Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's March 2017 Challenge - Part One



Servus and welcome back, dear steampunk and industrial mixed media friends (and of course an especially warm welcome to you if you are new to our challenges)!

Time to kick off the March challenge and with this one we are switching back to our usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

challenges. So whatever you come up with - as long as it has a steampunk or industrial feel to it, you are more than welcome to join in!

Team A are sharing their makes with you today, but on the 15th there will be the second round of inspiration when Team B will show theirs. So make sure to stop by! Our February Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on March 11th. Another important date to note ;)

For this year the lovely ladies from DecoArt and I have put together a new DecoArt media prize bundle



and lovely Glenda from boozybear 



always puts together a new mix of her fab steampunk chippies - so playing along again may mean winning again - but new stuff this time! Yay!


The challenge will be open until the end of the month as always and the linky tool can be found at the bottom of our challenge posts. Please, check out our few challenge rules if you haven't already. We ask this mainly to avoid frustration in case you have to be excluded from the Top 5 votes and prize draws. They can be found right below our blog banner with the according tabs.

But enough talk for now! Let's have today's dose of inspiring steampunk/industrial mixed media art (and if you even take some minutes time to visit the teamies' blogs and also leave them a short comment, you will not only find out more about their projects but you will also make them very happy! Simply click on their names to get there. Thank you!):




has created a tag that also is a shadow box. How clever is that?!






says

"Most of all I like the everyday life"







found an old record at a thrift shop and had great fun altering it.








made the most amazing set for her writing desk at her office! 
A letter box and a pencil holder.







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I hope your mojo has been fuelled well! ;)
The team and I hope to see you pay along with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx





Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Stash/Forgotten Stash - Part Two



Hi, servus and welcome back to part two of our

New Stash/Forgotten Stash 

steampunk/industrial challenge! It is time for Team B to show their projects and share with us the reveal of their new or old stash they used. If you haven't already checked out the Team A makes I highly recommend you do so! And if you want to make my team really really happy, please, take a minute or two to visit their blogs and leave them a little love. ;)

Our challenge is open until the end of the month as usual. And as usual we are giving away two prize packages being generously donated by our wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces. NOT USUAL is the fact that only this once you are allowed to also enter a make that dates back to January (as we are sure that you got some awesome stuff for Christmas that you already may have used on one or the other awesome steampunk or industrial project and it would be a shame to not share them with us over here).

But enough talk for now - let's take a look at the makes of Team B:


created this truly amazing steampunk doll
using new stash (her new DecoArt media products) AND forgotten stash as well
(the wooden doll frame)





went into the "SteamPINK" this month using her new Carabelle Studio
Steampunk Heart stamp and some cool Duck Tape her son gave to her as a gift. (she said that she got rather a strange look from him when she asked for Duck Tape for Christmas ;) 
And last but not least she also found some forgotten boozybear chipboard pieces to use too! 


Maura says: "A steampunk heart under pressure definitely needs a corset" 


and I agree ;)






used an old book box alongside this fab new gentleman chipboard to 
create this masterly home decor piece:







Dee


went for forgotten stash of embellishments


and new metallic pigments





and 
I


- Claudia -

used my new Village Brownstone die I gave to myself for Christmas alongside
my old favourites - DecoArt Metallic Lustres - to create my "Little Metal Steampunk Home" ;)




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What did you get for Christmas that you could show off with? Or did you recently find some old almost forgotten treasures on your shelves to create some fab steampunk mixed media projects with? We are soooo curious to learn about your new and old things from your stash - so play along and join in the fun! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx










Monday, February 13, 2017

Top5 and Prize Winners of our January 2017 Challenge

Servus, dear steampunk and industrial friends!

I am back from our skiing holidays (and it was just wonderful!) and in the meantime the team have chosen their Top 5 among the entries to our January challenge - so it is about time to announce them and also let you know who won the prize packages from our two wonderful sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear!




If you haven't already noticed - we have a new DecoArt media prize bundle for 2017 and it contains these fab items:




So don't hesitate! Take the chance and play along and maybe you will be one of our lucky prize winners soon! (our prize winners get drawn randomly among all proper entries). If you want to find out if you are among the prize winners this time, just read on to the end of the post ;)


In January our players and the design team all shared our three favourite steampunk or industrial style projects from 2016 and it was such a pleasure visiting and re-visiting your personal favs! We decided to pick single projects from the Top3 collections as our Top5 this time and here they come:


"The Light" assemblage
by 




"Celebrate Your Style"
birthday card






Steampunk Shrine




beautiful
document folder




and

"Ma Petite Alchemie"




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Huge congrats, ladies, and thank you all so very much for playing along with us and sharing your wonderful mixed media pieces! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs!

Top5 badge

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Our actual challenge "New Stash/Forgotten Stash" is in full swing and I would like to invite you to come back in two days to see the projects of Team B go live. If you haven't taken a look at the makes of Team A I highly recommend you do so. Simply click HERE to get to the challenge post. 

For our February challenge we ask you to share a steampunk or industrial style project that you created using either something new you got for Christmas or something old that you have almost forgotten about. Or both if you want to ;) 
Just this once we also allow makes being entered that you have already created and posted about on your blogs in January!!! Please, if you enter one of these, make sure to add a link to our challenge or challenge blog to the according post. Thank you!

And now on to our prize winners (no, no, I haven't forgotten...;)

Aaaaand the DecoArt media prize bundle goes toooo......

Sara 



A surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear
goes to:

Senna

Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, Sara and Senna! Please, contact me via email (see side bar) so we can arrange everything! DecoArt prize winners, please, also add your phone number to your shipping data as DecoArt require a phone number as well. 

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See you all in two days when it's time to share the Team B makes!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx









Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"New Stash/Forgotten Stash" - the February Challenge at SanDee&amelie's

Hello, hi, servus and welcome (back) to our little mixed media steampunk corner in challenge blogland!

As we started off the new year with a "Best of 2016" and as I am sure that many of us got some awesome craftin' goodies for Christmas that we want to show off with, the February challenge is the perfect occasion to do so by creating something using the new "goodness". But - if you are like me - there is also some good old stash that sits in a corner on a shelf, almost forgotten, waiting for us to be used and put back to life again too....so our challenge theme for February is

New Stash/Forgotten Stash

and as always it is an "anything goes" as long as it is somehow steampunk or industrial style-ish  and follows our few and simple challenge rules.

And as I know (and have already spotted during my visits via facebook or blogger) that many of you have already created some awesome steampunk mixed media stuff in January but couldn't enter it due to the challenge theme back then I will only this once allow makes from January being entered too! But only this once!!! Simply because it would be a shame if you couldn't share them on here, right? So IF you have already used some of your new stash and created a project - share! And if you are only starting on one - share too (as soon as it is finished)! If you use just one of the two or both - new AND forgotten stash - is all up to you. But, please, name the new/forgotten stash in your posts! 

 January winners and Top 5 will be announced on a Monday this time as I will be away on skiing holidays - so Monday, 13th February it will be and not a Saturday as usual

My wonderful team have been very busy and creative again - so a bundle of awesome inspiration is waiting for you!!! Here we go!




received a new toy for Christmas - a button maker machine! So you can find some awesome selfmade buttons (or badges) on her lovely mixed media journal page. She once more used one of her fab Gelli plate backgrounds. 






Zoja's altered calendar includes both - 
new stash: new DecoArt paints, rusty embellishments, chandelier crystal and antique head;
and forgotten stash : golden dragonfly and papers.









tells us a bit about herself:
"Many, maaany years ago my crafting journey started with jewellery-making. I've recently discovered a forgotten stash of wire from back then and decided to use it as part of my background, in combination with my new stash of beautiful colors of DecoArt Misters."







received some new computer games for Christmas 
and has created a book box to store them in.



and 


decided to use both - new and old stash on her lovely heart wall hanging.



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There will be more inspiration from Team B on the 15th as usual and you are also invited to visit the teamies' blogs to find out more about their makes and if you want to make them happy, please, leave a short comment on their blogs so they know you were there and liked what you saw! Thank you! You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. 

The February challenge will - as usual - be opened until the end of the month and don't forget that you are this once allowed to enter a project that was already made and posted about in January and that fits the challenge theme! We wouldn't want to miss any of your new or forgotten treasures! ;)

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx