A hearty welcome to SanDee&amelie's challenge blog! We are so glad that you stopped by our little Steampunk corner and we hope you will join in our monthly challenges and have as much fun as we do! So please check the "about" stuff and the rules and have a go!

Hugs,
SanDee&amelie

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Three's my Lucky Number" - Mid Month Reminder

Servus and welcome back to the second part of this month's challenge

"Three's my Lucky Number"

in which we want to see threes and threesomes of all kinds with your makes (and some cool/vintage/grunge/... Steampunk of course).

By following the LINK to the introductional post for the challenge you will also get to the inspirational pieces team A has done to get you on track. Today it is time for team B to provide you with some more!

And it is also time to reveal this month's sponsor who will donate a prize to one randomly drawn winner after the challenge has closed (which will be on January 31st at midnight Central European Time) :


http://www.bastel-welt.de/index.php?info=schobes


  Bastel-Welt Schobes, who are giving away a 20 Euro voucher to use at their web store! We are very grateful to have them with us this year and what a fab start they make for 2015! 

So don't hesitate - create! lol

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Now to the makes of team B:

(if you want to see more details or learn more about the projects just click the teamies' names to get to their blogs. And if you even take the time to leave them a short comment so they know you were there, you will make them very happy!











Loved making this...grungy gears softened by grungy roses - all in 3's of course!












All good things come in threes, or?
Adventure, Fantasy and Power - that's my favourites, when I think about the magical Steampunk world.
More details can be found on my blog






"Three Men in a Boat"
the Steampunk version 



Mixed media on a 4x6'' Art Journal Card. 
(my new favourite substrate to work on!)
My "Three Men in a Boat" (based on the novel by Jerome K. Jerome) haven't entered their Steampunk boat yet - but the look like real pioneers and more than ready to go, don't they? 


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 You see? There are more than three ways to interpret our challenge ;)
You get to the post with the inlinkz collections (for the 2D and 3D makes) by clicking HERE
Prize winner and Top 3 will be announced about a week after the new challenge has started (maybe a little later this time due to school (and therefore skiing) holidays over at my place). And we will also announce our new DT members from the DT Call (which is still open until the end of January too! Further information can be found HERE).


We are looking forward to see your wonderful entries soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia and the SASPC team
xxx




Saturday, January 10, 2015

Prize Winner of our Christmas Wishing Draw

Servus and welcome back!

Time to announce who was picked by random.org among all the lovely Christmas wishing comments (which we are very grateful for! xx) and wins the fab $25 voucher sponsored by

http://www.inspirationemporium.com/


and it is:


Maura!


Yay! Congrats, Maura, and happy shopping! ;)
Please, let me know which mail adress I should forward to IE so they can send the voucher to you.

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As we had no regular challenge for December the next Top3 can be made and seen with the actual January challenge that is to be found HERE and is open until the end of the month as usual. And don't forget to come back on January 15th to see the makes of Team B! And if you haven't already checked out our sponsors for 2015 click HERE. We were able to get some fab new sponsors aboard and also to keep most of our beloved old and true sponsors as well!


Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and your SASPC-Team!
xxx


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome Our Fantastic Sponsors for 2015!

Welcome back to SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges, dear Steampunk craftin' friends!

Today I am very proud to announce this year's sponsors who have so generously agreed to donate some awesome prizes and by doing so make our tiny creative spot even more wonderful! Thank you all so much for being with us for 2015!

Please, welcome our wonderful 2015 sponsors old and anew (in no particular order):

http://www.retrokraftshop.pl/en/


http://www.bastel-welt.de/index.php?info=schobes


http://www.inspirationemporium.com/



http://www.lablanche-shop.de/shop/


http://www.retailstore.7dotsstudio.com/


http://shop.irishteddy.com/epages/es117026.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/es117026_Irishteddy/Categories



The team and I are overwhelmed by our sponsors' generosity and want to say a huge THANK YOU to all of them!

We are looking forward to having a fantastic year working alongside you all - trying to keep SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges the special place it is (thanks to our wonderful players, sponsors AND DT of course). Who would have thought....what started out as a spontaneous idea back in March 2013 has by now become a wonderful project that fills me with pride and joy and a place for Steampunk stampers, crafters and mixed media artists to play along and inspire each other. You all make me very happy, you know? xxx

Claudia 


PS: check back on Saturday, 10. Jan. for the winners post and on January 15th for the mid-month reminder with the second bundle of inspiration for our actual challenge "Three's my lucky number".

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year and a New Challenge

Servus and Happy New Year to you all, dear Steampunk friends and followers of SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

I hope you all had the most lovely holidays and that Santa and Christkind were good to you! We wish you good luck for 2015 and loads of wonderful crafty adventures!

When it comes to luck many of us like to believe in the helping power of some four-leaved clover or touching a chimney sweeper or having a lucky number for example (or all of it *lol)...so as luck is something we wish each other at the beginning of a new year our first challenge theme for 2015 is about luck too:


"Three's my lucky number!"


This means you have to either incorporate the number "3" itself or make "three of a kind" an important factor of your creation. That could mean to add three identical gears as embellishments for example....or repeat the same stamped image three times...or create three visually connected objects that form a trio...just to name a few possibilities...the 3 has to be an obvious element of your design. 



Before I show you the fabulous makes of Team A I want to invite you to check back in about a week when we introduce the prize sponsors for 2015. I promise, you won't be disappointed! ;) 

And just in case you have missed it - we are having a DT Call that will close on January 31st! More detail can be found HERE.

Just a short reminder of how things are run over here:

we offer two separate collections to enter our challenges - one for the 2D makes (like tags, cards, canvases, art journal pages,...) and one for the 3D projects (altered objects, shadow boxes,books,...). Please, make sure to enter your projects to the according inlinkz collection.
Our Top3 for each category will be chosen by team vote and as we find it hard to compare 2D and 3D projects, we have decided to keep them separate.
The prize winner will be drawn randomly from all proper entries and will be announced on the next Saturday after the challenge has closed (as long as there are at least five days inbetween both dates. Otherwise the announcement will be made on the following Saturday).
Each month's sponsor will be announced in the mid-month reminder post (on the 15th of each month) which also brings to you the second bundle of inspiration from Team B for the actual challenge.

There are only few challenge rules, but we ask you to take the time and read them (if you are new to our little steampunk corner) so you won't have to be excluded from any prize draws or votes. These can be found with the tabs on top of the page. 

If there are any questions or problems, you'll find the email to write to in the side bar. And, please, think about leaving a comment here and there with our teamies' blogs to let them know you paid them a visit. It just takes some seconds to do so and make someone very happy. You get to our team members' blogs by clicking their names above the projects they have created for your inspiration (or by using the links provided in the side bar).

But now (finally!) it's time to show the wonderful makes of Team A to get you all inspired and ready to play along:






Triptych with 3 panels, 3 images, 3 embellishments on each arch and a number 3....
Cardstock, dies, stamps, brads... acrylic paint.... more photos on my blog







Here is my "three of a kind" triptych wallhanger. I wish you all a Happy New Year. See more details and close-ups on my blog







3 ladies in 3 matchboxes with 3 gear pieces, 3 watch dials, 3 screw nuts, 3 pieces of cheesecloth, 3 pieces of washi tape and 3 words. :)


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Wow! What a wonderful start for the new year! I hope you will join in and have fun creating some Steampunk goodness! Can't wait to see your entries! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia and the SASPC team
xxx




Monday, December 15, 2014

Mid Month reminder and a DT Call

Hello, servus and welcome to our little crafty Steampunk corner!

By now I guess everyone is heading full speed towards X-mas festivities and has been busily preparing, baking and crafting away with X-mas decorations and/or presents. Those who haven't already checked out the post from December 1st - we have decided to do some excessive X-mas-wishing around the Steampunk globe instead of a challenge. One happy X-mas wishing person will win a fab $25 voucher to use at Inspiration Emporium! And, please, make sure you follow all the criteria to get eligible (details can be found by clicking HERE).

So after this slightly different mid-month-reminder let's head on directly to even more exciting things...yay! As SASPC is slowly but constantly growing (thanks to our true and talented players and my fab DT) we have decided to look out for two more team members and to do so we are having our very first

DT Call!  
 

What do we need from you and what will you get in return?

You should love what you do and find the right mix of fun and sense of responsibility.

You need to 

- create one project per month (and for these there are deadlines to be met),
- post about your DT project on your blog and link to the challenge blog,
- use your DT badge and the challenge blog badge (with the link) on your blog,
- there's some commenting to do as well as
- the monthly voting our Top3
- and there's our DT blog that needs to be checked regularly so communication works as smooth and quickly as possible. 
- And I as the blog owner who sets up the posts and who communicates with our prize sponsors, have to be able to rely on you with this.


We really are a very relaxed DT and we don't regard SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges being a business.
There's no payment and no recompensation for your creative "work" (except the joy and fun you should have creating and sharing your makes with the team and our players on the challenge blog) as we aren't connected to an online shop or any other business . It's for the joy of sharing Steampunk art of all kinds that we do what we do.

The whole team is very aware of the fact that real life has the habit of interfering with personal resources, plans and schedules - so as long as we can talk about it we will always find a way to help out and/or find a solution, when DT work would get affected.

We don't have terms you apply for - we hope you will become part of our artistic community and travel with us as far as it feels good and right for you. But we expect you to stay at least one whole year (so we won't have to start a new DT Call in just a few months. Comprende? ;)

We try to keep DT requirements on a relaxed level. Our challenges are always "anything goes" but theme- connected. We are looking for mixed media artists, tag and ATC makers, art journallers, stampers, alterers...we love it when you have develloped your own individual "Steampunk Attitude" for your creations.

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Why did I write such a sermon? lol

Because I don't want anyone to waste precious time on applying for something he or she doesn't really fit in well enough to feel comfortable with and/or even have joy in doing. Being part of our DT will not make you famous I am afraid. Our goal is to enjoy, inspire and share art with others who think alike. That's all there is to it honestly. 

So after that has been said you just need to know how to apply:

the DT Call will run from today until 31. January 2015. 
Please, send an e-mail to vonpappe2@yahoo.de and include 

- a link to your blog,
- an image of or link to a post showing one of your own favourite (Steampunk) creations
- and some lines about yourself and also explaining why you think SanDee&amelie's could be the place and team for you.

If you haven't done any steampunk yet but want to explore new territory, create something new and Steampunk-ish to show. Steampunk expertise isn't a criteria for us.

We already are an international team - so applications from all around the globe are welcome (as long as you are able to also include some short and understandable information in English besides your own language about your make and the challenge theme with your blog posts!) :) 

We will try to get in touch with all applicants asap and as time allows. The two new DT members will start with the March challenge and will be informed well in time. If there are any questions I forgot to answer in this post, just email me.


Good luck!

Claudia and the SASPC-Team
xxx




And don't forget about our X-mas "event".
Our generous sponsor this month is:

http://www.inspirationemporium.com/


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Top 3 and Prize Winner - November

Servus! Great to see you around our little Steampunk corner!




You have arrived just in time to find out who made our Top 3 in the "Steampunk Destinations" challenge and who won the fab prize from last month's challenge - sponsored by Irishteddy's.




For December we have decided to do some excessive Christmas wishing with you all instead of doing a normal challenge. But as there is still a give-away to be won, I recommend you check out details on how to win over HERE. There's of course also some fab Christmas crafts inspiration from the team to be found when following the link ;)

But let's head on to what we are all here and waiting for....*lol

....aaaaand the Euro 10 voucher for shopping with Irishteddy's goes to......drumrolls, please!!!!....drrrrrrrrrr.....



 which would be

Turwen!


Yay! Congrats, Turwen! Please, email me so we can fix everything for having the voucher being sent to you asap. Thank you for playing with us and have fun with your little shopping tour over at Irishteddy's!

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And now on to our Top3! As we haven't reached six entries with the 3D collection this time, we only have a Top2 for those, but there are still three who made our Top3 with the 2D projects and these are:


2D:

















3D:










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Huge congrats to you, ladies! As usual your creations left us standing in awe and we enjoyed looking closely at all the details so much! Please, take the Top3 badge for display on your blogs if you like. 



Of course we would like to say a massive Thank You to all our players who enter our challenges so regularly and by doing so make SanDee&amelie's SPC the special place it has become in such short time.  xxx

Please, make all sure you check back on December 15th - as we will announce something rather special and exciting that might be as interesting and exciting for you as it is for us ;)

In the meantime we all hope you will enjoy a wonderful advent season and lots of X-mas (and non-X-mas) crafting!

Hugs and wishes,

Claudia and the SASPC-team



Monday, December 1, 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Servus and welcome back, dear Steampunk friends!

By now most of you should be in X-mas preparations mood and maybe Steampunk isn't your first choice of project to make right now. So we decided to do a cheer- and joyful "Christmas Wishing Month" instead.

There need no projects to be entered to win this month's prize - as we plan to save all our precious crafting time on preparing X-mas goodness with loads of bling, on shabby vintage delight, on baking cookies, Stollen, Plum Puddings, lebkuchen (= ginger bread) or wrapping up selfmade presents for our loved ones!

Just leave us a comment on this post in which you wish all of us (i.e. the players, the team and yourself) whatever you would like us to get for Christmas and the new year. 

Just one comment per person (otherwise we will have to exclude you from the draw), please! You will have time until the end of December to do your X-mas and/or New Years Wishing with us. 



I will draw one random winner from all the Christmas wishing comments shortly after December 31st and he or she will win a fab $25 voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium. Yay!

http://www.inspirationemporium.com/


Thank you so much, Joy, for donating such a generous prize!


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The team have created some Christmas Steampunk ornaments, cards and tags to express our joy and gratitude towards all who help making SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges the wonderful place it has become during the last two years - which means our true players, our new players, our wonderful sponsors and special guests and for me it also means my fabulous team of course!

Thank you all so much for playing with us so constantly, for sharing your art and your awesome crafting goodies with us, for doing excellent DT work, for inspiring, for enabling and for the comments you leave over here and/or with the DT members' blogs. You fuel our creative energy and make us enjoy this so much! You all never cease to amaze me with the art you create!

Claudia xxx




Merry Christmas to you, Joyeux Noël à vous.






I hope you have all a wonderful christmas time. 
May the spirit of the season bring you happiness and joy. 







Merry Christmas to you all - hope your wishes for some steampunk will come true.







"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!"

(Charles Dickens)


May this holiday season sparkle and shine. May all your wishes and dreams come true and may you feel this happiness all year round.
 





A very steampunk Christmas to you all!
Wesołych steampunkowych świąt!




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Even though there is no real "challenge" there will be a mid-month post with some special and exciting news! So don't miss it and make sure you check back on 15th December! And of course there are more details on the DT's X-mas projects to be found on the team members personnal blogs. So why not pay them a short visit and get some more inspiration?


Hugs and happy X-mas crafting, baking and preparing!

Claudia and the SASPC-Team