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!

SanDee&amelie&the SASPC team

Thursday, December 1, 2016

December 2016 Challenge at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Servus, salut, hi and welcome to the release of our challenge for December, dear and true steampunk craftin' friends!!!

Today's post is quite picture heavy and extremely loaded with inspiration as for this month we decided to do just one challenge post - uniting the whole DT in one spot so to say. The team and I had such an amazing year  - thanks to all your constant, beautiful and imaginative projects you have been sharing with us!!! It is you (and my fab team and our generous sponsors) who make this place the special spot it is and for that I want to say a huge THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG AND SHARING YOUR WONDERFUL MIXED MEDIA ART with us!

The team and I wish you a wonderful advent season and hope that you will be able to at least squeeze in a tiny project for our December challenge - but mainly we want you to enjoy Christmas preparations (so if the project you enter is mainly Christmassy with just a tiny hint of steampunkery that is absolutely fine with us!!!).

I also have the special pleasure to introduce to you today our wonderful new DT member, Alexa Czar from Alexa Czar's Art Blog! Please, give her a warm welcome and check out her blog - I promise you will find loads of wonderful inspiration there!
Servus and welcome to SanDee&amelie's wonderful steampunk community, Alexa! We're so happy to have you with us now and we hope you feel at home and will have a wonderful time!

Alexa will kick off the December challenge with her first make as our new DT member - and as always this is an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

themed one (though Christmas themed projects are welcome too - as long as they have a bit of an industrial or steampunk twist!). It will be open until the end of the month and there are - as always - two prizes to be won, donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! All you have to do is enter a project and get eligible (please, check out our few rules if you are new to our challenge blog to avoid any frustration).

On to the DT's makes:

has created this wonderful journal spread to share with you as her first DT project! Look at all the lovely texture and colours! 

She also added a bit of festive bling by using real watch parts! How clever is that! 

mixed media canvas with this awesome Steampunk Christmas Angel is just amazing, isn't it?

made this awesomely imaginative "explorer ant" from recycled materials!!! 
How genius is that?!

created a lovely vintage scrapbook page
using pen nibs, stencils, die cuts, a vintage photograph and paints

is showing you her beautiful version of "Santa's Air Balloon"...

This is what 

says about her make:
"It is not for Christmas, but I couldn't stand... I'm mad about Dioxazine Purple, so I painted my new art-journal cover in these vibrant colour!"

(and wouldn't this make a perfect Christmas present?)

is wishing everyone a merry Christmas
and used loads of DecoArt media to create her fantastic tag

She also used boozy bear chipboard pieces which she 
decorated with a mix of Deco Art media line and 
Stampendous glitters for a Christmas feel.

"Happy Christmas, everyone! 
Cheers Dee. X"

is already looking forward 
and has created an art journal entry/reminder 
for the upcoming start of the new year:

'whatever you do, do it full steam ahead!'

and I

am calling out to all Christmas angels out there to spread their wings and get ready!!! It's about time, isn't it? ;) 

When I saw this wonderful mechanical wing steampunk chipboard set from boozybear I knew instantly that I wanted to create a canvas showing the wing of a (slightly different) Christmas angel for our December steampunk challenge.  Of course there had to be a bit of bling as well!


If you are missing Kerstin's project....she will be surprising you on December 17th with an extra steam power post over here on our challenge blog - spreading a lot of Christmas magic mood! So make sure you don't miss it! Please, also visit the teamies' blogs to learn more about the makes and leave them a little love so they know their efforts were seen and appreciated. You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. You will make them very happy by doing so! ;) 

The November prize winners and Top 5 will be announced on Saturday, 10th December! So there's another date to mark on your schedules! We wish you a good time happily crafting away for Christmas and hope you will nonetheless join in our challenge with a short make - maybe even one that combines the Christmas or winter  theme with steampunk or industrial styles. We're curious to see what you will come up with! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November '16 Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to the promised second bundle of inspiration created for you by the fab ladies from Team B!

Our November challenge is once more an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and we want to see it all - cards, tags, canvases, mixed media mayhem, industrial eye candy, steampunk drawings, ATCs, altered objects,.....as long as they have at least a hint of steampunk or industrial on them. We want you to have fun and be daring - so don't be shy and play along!
You could make our Top5 or maybe win one of our two prizes given away by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear!

And now on to the promised Team B projects!

simply focused on the word in this canvas, an idea she had a long time ago, but
procrastinated until now to get it made.

created "Sea  Fantasies" - a mixed media 3D frame,
 where she obviously had great fun to play with a lot of metal embellishments
alongside some yummy embossing and rust effects with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics.

used lots of DecoArt media paints, pastes and texture products on this piece
alongside the beautiful boozybear "Mechanical World Cluster" chipboard set.



created a trio of ATCs, 
using scraps of an old protective paper sheet with tons of DecoArt media paints on it
for the background. 


I hope your imagination has been fuelled well! If you want to learn more about the projects, please, visit the teamies' blogs to find infos on the how-tos or media used and maybe also take a second to leaven them a short comment to let them know you were there! You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. 

Our November challenge is open until the end of the month as usual. If you haven't checked out the makes of Team A, simply click on the "actual challenge" badge on top of our side bar to get there. 
We hope to see you play along with us soon!

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Top 5 and Prize Winners - October '16 Challenge

Servus and hi, dear steampunk craftin' friends!

You're right on time to find out about our Top 5 and prize winners from the October challenge! If you have played along with us before you will already know that we have two fab prizes to give away each month to two randomly drawn numbers from all proper entries.

The prizes you can win are these fab DecoArt media goodies

or a surprise bundle of awesome boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces donated by

and all you have to do to get eligible is follow our few simple rules, have some fun and create a cool mixed media steampunk/industrial style project and enter it to our actual challenge!

And this time the DecoArt media prize goes toooooo..... 

and the boozybear bundle goes to 

Yay! Congrats on your wins, ladies! Have fun with your new goodies and thanks so much for playing along! Please, email me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can arrange everything asap. DecoArt prize winners, please, also add your phone number. 


And now on to our 

Top 5!



Wow!!!! Thank you all so much, ladies, for sharing your fantastic projects with us! It is always such a treat to visit our players' blogs and take a closer look at the wonderful creations entered to our challenges! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


Our actual challenge is already in full swing and - as always - open until the end of the month - so why not take the chance to make our Top 5 or win one of our prizes!!!
 In a few days, on 15th November, team B will be sharing their projects for further inspiration, so I hope you will check back then as well!

In the meantime

hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's November 2016 Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome back to another of our

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"

mixed media challenges! We're happy that you stop by our little creative corner in steampunk craftin' blogland and hope you will join in!

As usual Team A kick off the November challenge with a bundle of inspirational steampunk projects - so here we go (and of course it is always a good idea to visit the teamies' blogs for more images and details - just click on the names to get there. And if you make them happy by leaving a short comment as well that would be so lovely!) :

created this fantastic A5 size accordion book from watercolour paper

layered a paper tag onto a larger cardboard tag and used various
images, die cuts, an altered bottlecap and flowers in a pipe (how genius is that!?)
to create a "steampunk tag flower vase". ;)

is sharing her latest treasure with us: 
a vintage dial phone from a forgotten drawer,
given to her by the IT department. 
Of course she had to turn this gift into treasure! 

has made herself a most beautiful little notebook with a stylus in it 
so she can carry it with her on her travels. 


went all "metallic mechanical" on a canvas and is trying to lure you over to her blog
with this close up  ;)


And if these fab projects didn't do the job with luring you into playing along with us, maybe the prizes from our sponsors will do:

who are giving away this bundle of media goodness


who is giving away a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard pieces.

Each prize will be given to one randomly drawn player - so don't miss the chance to get yourself some new stuff to play with! The challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month. Check out our few rules if you haven't done so already - it would be a shame if we had to exclude anyone from the draws. 

Prize winners and Top 5 from our October challenge will be announded on 12th November - so make sure you check back. And then there will be the makes of Team B on the 15th - so come back for more inspiration by then! In the meantime:

hugs and happy crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October '16 Challenge - Mid-Month-Reminder

Servus and welcome (back), dear steampunk mixed media lovers and friends!

Team B have prepared another bundle of awesome inspirational projects to lure you in on playing along! And if you haven't checked out the makes of team A yet, I highly recommend you do so after reading this post and get the full dose of mixed media steampunk goodness! (just click on the badge on top of our side bar to get to the according post).

Our two generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear steampunk chipboard pieces are again giving away prize packages  to two lucky winners who will be picked among all proper entries - so don't miss the chance!
The challenge is still open until the end of October - so you still have two more weeks to enter a project (or maybe even the allowed three).

The theme is as always "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" and if you want to add a little Halloween-ish twist to it that is more than welcome! ;)

And here we go:

As Halloween is a couple of weeks away she just couldn't resist making 
a SteamPunkin.

topped with a couple of ghosts

decided to create a home decor project
with lots of dimension and texture

"The Face of Time"

has done her magic and created a large tag for you today

and of course she used lots of DecoArt paints, pastes and potions
on it. 

(that's me)

I am revisiting one of my favourite TV series with my son at the mo
and we are not only having fun but it also inspired this project. I am sure some of you will recognise what it is that I have made ;)

Claudia (when getting her own Farnsworth): "Does this mean I'm an agent now?"
Artie: "No, it means I can reach you anytime of day or night."
Claudia: "Okay, not so good."

Lovers of Warehouse 13, where are you???!!!


As you might already have noticed, Niki's make is missing. She has decided to explore new creative paths and is taking a steampunk time out for now and I fully understand and encouraged her to do so - even though I loved having her on our team and will miss her! But I know pretty well that we all reach a point at times when we feel that we need to try and explore new paths - and then we should listen to that inner voice and just follow.  Good luck and have lots of fun and joyful creative moments, Niki! We can't wait to see where your new creative adventures will be taking you!
Hugs and wishes! xxx

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Top 5 and Prize Winners of our September 2016 Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome back to our creative mixed media steampunk corner in the realms of crafty blogland! You are just in time to learn about our Top 5 and prize winners of this fab bundle of

DecoArt media goodness

and a surprise steampunk chipboard package 
from lovely Glenda from 

and the DecoArt goodies go to entry #11 - which was entered by

The boozybear chippies go to entry #19 - 

Both prize winners were - as always - selected using random.org and picking among all proper entries. Please, take note that we ask you claim your prizes within four weeks time after the announcement (as stated in the challenge rules). Prize winners, please, contact me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can arrange everything. Thank you so much for playing along and have fun with your new stash! 

And now on to our Top5 

which were - as always - hard to pick and - as always - there were a lot of runner ups...and I mean a huge lot of them! Which from my point of view demonstrates the high level of mixed media projects entered to our challenges - and that makes us very, very proud! Thank you all - and I mean ALL - so much for playing along and being such true players! You all rock!

September's Top 5 are
(in no particular order):



Huge congrats, Jane, Lotta, Svetlana, Jenny and Sandy, and thank you for sharing these fab pieces with us! Please, feel free to grab our Top5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


Our actual October challenge is already open for entries and you can play along until the end of October to get a chance to make our Top 5 and/or win one of our two prizes! Additional inspiration from Team B will be shared over here on 15th October - so make sure not to miss it! 

We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team