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

Friday, April 15, 2016

Mid Month Reminder - April Challenge

Hi and servus and welcome back to our little creative steampunk challenge corner!

Team B are sharing their inspirational projects today (and if you haven't checked out the projects of team A yet I highly recommend you do so by clicking HERE).

As always the challenge theme is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

And here we go:

Rusty goodness on this tag using rusting powder 
and I also tried stamping into modeling paste. 
Never doubt your instinct 
because then you might staunch your creative flow. 
Carpe Diem!

it's a mixed media collage with a lot of texture, stencilling and colours
and I have deliberately chosen a grungy industrial style 
in combination with bold and bright.

I have an altered wooden box for you today.
 I used boozybear's Clock, Distressed Harlequin and Notebook.
All this was created with Deco art products  and boozybear chipboard pieces.

Inspired by the project of one of our wonderful March challenge winners 
I helped myself to the awesome Sizzix Eileen Hull "Book, Passport" die 
and created a little notebook for starters. 
The book's spine was done using DecoArt Media white Crackle Paste 
and Antiquing Creams. 


Our challenge is - as usual - open until the end of the month and we will randomly draw two prize winners among all proper entries who will get this wonderful little "steampunk starter kit" from 


a surprise steampunk chipboard selection from lovely Glenda from

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC team

Saturday, April 9, 2016

March Top 5 and Prize Winners

Servus, dear steampunk and industrial style crafters and friends!

It is time to let you know about who won the two prizes - generously donated by

DecoArt Sponsor Badge


Glenda's Shop on Etsy:

- and who made Top 5 of course.  

And the two prize packages go to: 

who wins the DecoArt goodies

and the chipboard surprise package goes to 

Congrats, ladies! Have fun with your goodies and thank you so much for playing along! Please, email me your shipping adresses (DecoArt need the phone number too!) so we can have your prizes sent to you asap! 


And now on to our Top 5. 
As always the team and I were gobsmacked by all your entries! You all constantly invest such a lot of thought, love and labour into the projects you enter to our challenges - and that makes us feel truly blessed and proud! Thank you all so much!

The Top 5 appear in order of their entry numbers. If you want to learn more about their winning projects, please, click their names to get to their blogs. Huge congrats from the SASPC team, ladies! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs! We hope to see you play along with us again soon! 


Top5 badge


Our actual challenge has still three more weeks to go and the theme is "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" again. AND of course there are another two prize packs waiting for two randomly drawn players! So make sure you play along to get eligible (and to have fun of course ;).

On 15th April team B will present their projects for this month to inspire you to join in. Please, make sure to check back then.

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team

Friday, April 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - April 2016

Servus, hi and welcome back to the start of another steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge!

But before we plunge in medias res we want to say a huge thank you to all our true and also new players for playing along and sharing their awesome steampunk or industrial mixed media art with us each month! We are always amazed by all the fantastic entries and by the loads of love and labour that obviously went into all the projects entered to our challenges! This is what we hope and what we work for and seeing it come true is our greatest reward!

Therefore also voting our top 5 really never is easy and the team and I try to do it with as much care and thought as possible. If you want to know which entries from our March challenge will make it to the top or who will be our prize winners check back on Saturday, 9th April!

But now on to our new challenge which - like all challenges in 2016 - is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial 

one again.

And Team A once more rocked this one out of the park! But see for yourselves (and don't forget to, please, visit the teamies' blogs and leave them a short "like it" or "thanks for the inspiration" comment to let them know you were there. You get to the blogs by clicking their names. To enlarge images simply click those).

mini book (6 cm x 10 cm)
very simple
background with gelli plate folded,
some stencils, masking tape, image, embellishments...
et voilà

I recycled a box to lock in the famous magician Houdini!
J' ai recyclée une boite  pour y en fermer "Le Magicien Houdini "

During spring cleaning I found some items I used for this MouseTime!

Who wouldn't want to climb stairs with gears on them? ;)
A simple crackled motivational tag.

I made a motivational tag on desk. About spring new hope and goals when days are longer.


Again there will be two prize bundles - donated by our two fantastic and generous sponsors


- to be given away to two randomly drawn players. But as we have to be fair we can only give them away to those who have entered properly, please, make sure you have checked our few rules so disappointment for all sides can be avoided. 

As usual the link up is open until the end of the month so there is enough time to get inspired and roll some ideas in your head before you get started. ;) And should you need another dose of inspiration make sure to come back on April 15th, when team B will present their makes! (well...even if you don't need any additional inspiration it will be worth another visit. I promise! lol). We hope to see you play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

March Mid Month Reminder

I love stave rhyme, so Mmmmarch Mmmid Mmmmonth Remmminder sounds pretty cool to me. lol

Erm...welcome to our aforesaid MMMR! Team B have some really cool (as if their makes weren't always cool...lol) projects in store for you and maybe also a little reminder on the two prizes that can be won -


and another by boozybear


 will manage to lure you into playing along...

But now let's open the stage for Team B's makes! I would also love to invite you to hop over to their blogs (AND to the ones of Team A too (if you haven't seen their projects yet)) to have a closer look and maybe also take a sec to leave them a short comment to let them know you stopped by and liked what you saw! It is their main and only reward for a lot of love and labour put into their projects that are mainly meant to inspire YOU (and of course also to make ME proud. Which I AM. Sorry, team, if I haven't let you known as often as I could during the last weeks: you all really make me a very, very proud challenge blog owner! Mwah! XXX).

As always you can enlarge the images by clicking them and get to the team members' blogs by clicking the names. Enjoy!

I love it to try new techniques and so I decided to use a wonderful black lace and some metal embellishments together to a necklace in gothic style.

 First time trying a Layout. I have added numerous chippies, paints, and layers of papers from the DCWV Tattered Time set. This is also the first time I have used a picture of myself. Exploring new techniques and ideas is the goal for 2016! Hugz and Carpe Diem! ~Niki


 Hi everyone I hope you are all well and joining in with us
this month for a chance to win some seriously
awesome mixed media supplies.

I have a journal page/spread (new to me but seem to
be doing a lot of them) to inspire you this month.

So come and play in a world of steam punk looks like both Nikki 
and myself are trying out new things this year.
Cheers Dee x

With Easter Sunday fast approaching I thought I'd start with painting some Easter eggs. And why not create one steampunk style? (my son said he would love to find one like these for his nest - so what do I want more?)


To take a look at Team A's projects click here.
Our challenge is open until the end of the month. Prize winners and Top 5 will be announced on Saturday 9th April. As always prize winners will be drawn among all proper entries - so make sure you read our (few) rules to avoid any disappointment.

Happy Easter to all our true and creative steampunk friends out there!
We are so glad to have you as you make this place the special creative spot it has become! Thank you so much!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, March 12, 2016

February Winners and Top 5

Hi and servus to the announcement of our prize winners and Top 5 from the February challenge!

As always we had the most amazing projects by the most amazing artists and crafters and choosing was hard. But we did...so here come our Top 5! Applause, applause, applause (c'mon, wave your arms with me Kermit-style!)

with her wonderfully altered desk organizer

who made the most amazing polymer clay steampunk owl necklace

who entered this fabulous "Mechanical Inside" canvas

who enchanted us with her magical "little alchemy" assemblage

and last but not least

with this stunner of a steampunk project! 

Congrats, ladies, and thank you so much for sharing your awesome pieces with us! Please, feel free to grab the "Top 5" badge for display on your blogs!


And now directly on to our two prize winners!

This cool DecoArt Media goodness bundle 


goes to 

And a cool boozybear steampunk chipboard prize pack


goes to 


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, email me under vonpappe2@yahoo.de so we can arrange shipment to your places asap! Have fun with the fantastic goodies! 


Our actual challenge will see its mid-month reminder published in three days, providing you with some more inspirational input (if needed ;). So make sure to check back on Tuesday to find out about the makes of Team B. If you haven't taken a look at Team A's creations yet, I highly recommend you do so by clicking here

I and the team hope to see you play along with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - March 2016

Servus and welcome to our constantly growing Steampunk mixed media community! We are so glad that you are part of our artsy adventure exploring the industrial and steampunk realms!

Today sees the start of our March challenge and it is again an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


So feel free to let yourselves be kissed by the Steampunk muse and join in this month's challenge! There is time until the end of the month and we will again be giving away two fab prize packs donated by our generous sponsors


Please, take a close look at the projects from team A, who have been busy creating to inspire and share some steampunk goodness! If you can, please, take some minutes to visit their blogs to take a closer look (and maybe even leave a short comment to let them know you've been there). You get there by clicking on the names.

Bonjour a toutes , le nord , le sud .......
Voici un compas de Boozybear customisé sur ca pochette cartonneè,
et lustré plus de détails sont à découvrir sur mon blog...
à bientôt ,  bon scrap a toutes


 Toile en tôle noire et Gelli pour le fond ...
quelques embellissements ...


I had my inspiration about light a month ago, and now it's on...


I made assemblage with moth.
As a base I used old CD.

A magical world where clock hands fly and gears grow on trees? Why not! ;)


The prize winners and Top5 from the February challenge will be revealed on Saturday, 12th March - which will be shortly after followed by the presentation of Team B's projects on the 15th. So make sure you check back to find out more about these. In the meantime: enjoy some happy steampunk craftin' time at your desks! We hope to see you enter our challenge soon ;)

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia & the SASPC Team