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

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Extra Steam Power - Altered Cog

Servus and welcome back to another "Extra Steam Power" post. DT member Brigitte from "La maison du coutureuse" has done one of her lovely altered cogs in steampunk style!

 So I hope you will visit her blog where she shares some steps images (as well as a French tutorial) and enjoy watching her process! 

Claudia xxx


 (detail image)

1. Print a cog (find template on the net), cut out to use as a mask, draw on thick corrugated card.

2. Cut out the corrugated card, peel off some of the upper layer.
Paint black.

3. Add DecoArt Antiquing Cream Raw Umber and media fluid acrylic Cadmium orange.

Always let acrylic paints dry before next step.

4. Glue on some images and paper, add a photo.

5. Paint some circles randomly on the background and the papers using DecoArt fluid acrylic paints Paynes Grey and Titan Buff.

6. Add metal embellishments.

Add glossy varnish if you want.

Et voilà…...

Tuto en français sur  mon blog

Brigitte x


We hope you will stop by again on December 1st for our second round up for our actual "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" winter challenge

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Extra Steam Power - Dee's Steampunk Angel

Hi and servus and I hope you are enjoying a lovely cosy weekend!

Dee has created the most wonderful steampunk angel and I want to invite you over to her blog for that most amazing extra dose of steampunk inspiration, before I remind you of our actual "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" challenge that is open until the end of December!

Here's a detail of the wonderful project Dee has made.

Claudia & the SASPC Team!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Top 5 and prize winner - "Top Hats and Moustaches"

Servus and welcome back to the announcement of our Top 5 from the "Top Hats and Moustaches" challenge!

But before I present these to you let me remind you of our actual winter special challenge which is "special" because it is open for TWO months instead of just one (i.e. until the end of December) - so you should be able to easily make some time for a little steampunk or industrial crafting inbetween Christmas preparations...

...and also reveal the winner of the fab $25 voucher donated by 


...and the prize winner of our October challenge iiiiiiis......


Yay! Congrats, Gill! Please, contact me (email adress to be found on our side bar) so we can have your prize being sent to you asap! Happy shopping! 


And now on to our




Well done, ladies! 
Please, feel free to grab the Top5 badge for display on your blogs!

And thank you all so much for playing along and being such true followers and players! That really means a lot to us! And visiting all our players' blogs is always so inspiring! We really love all the wonderful artwork you enter to our challenges so regularly! 

We hope you have a wonderful time crafting yourselves away for Christmas and we also hope that you will at least be able to make a little time for our "anything goes - steampunk/industrial" winter challenge that has already started and will be open until the end of December!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC team!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Our Steampunk Challenge Winter Special

Hello and servus!

As it is the 1st of November this means the start of a new Steampunk challenge!
Being aware of the fact that most of you are already in full gear with creating for Christmas we have decided to do another two-months challenge so it is more likely that you will want to make some time for a bit of steampunk or industrial mixed media crafting (or mabye even Christmas steampunk crafting...lol).

The theme for November AND December is 

-Anything Goes- 

So as long as it is steampunk or industrial style you can create any kind  of theme and project you wish! From steampunk style Christmas baubles to non-Christmas steampunk cards to tags to altered objects or whatever else you would love to create - we want to see it all! Show us your industrial and steampunk styles and creations!

This challenge will be open until the end of December (so there's two months time this time to play along) and once more we have two prizes to give away to two randomly drawn winners (picked from all proper entries to our challenge).

These will be generously donated by

Retro Kraft Shop



La Blanche


And of course the team will vote their Top5 and these will be announced in the new year shortly after the challenge has closed.

There will be a second bundle of inspiration for you on our blog on December 1st but for now I am very proud to present to you my team's projects for November:


An altered jumbo puzzle.
Cogs, image, charms, spring, light bulb...
more details on my blog

If I have aroused your curiosity then unfold the accordion book on my blog ...


There's never enough gears and never enough boxes to store them
- that's my motto. ;) So I altered another wooden box and in went clockwork.
You can see more close-ups and a few words on the technique used on my blog.


Bonjour à toutes ,
Carnet voyage im time 
je vous invite a venir découvrir les détails sur mon blog .

I love alterations, gold and teal colours. I made this time makeover of little clutch bag decorating it by metal and fabrics steampuk feminine style.
More detail you can see at my blog, you're welcome!


And remember: "Anything Goes" for November and December - be it steampunk or industrial or even some steampunk-ish Christmas spirit gracing our little steampunk challenge corner! I am sure you will once more surprise us with your imaginative and inventive interpretations of steampunk art and crafts!

You will find our linlinkz collection for entering your project at the bottom of this post. 

And don't forget to check back on the 14th November to find out about our Top5 and prize winner of the "Top Hats and Moustaches" challenge! We loved all the projects so once more choosing our Top5 is going to be hard!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Mid Month Reminder - Top Hats and Moustaches

Servus and welcome to our mid month reminder post for the actual challenge

Top Hats and Moustaches!

It's Team B's turn to share their projects today and you really would make them very happy if you visited their blogs and maybe even left a short comment there. You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. For larger views of their projects simply click on the images.

Hi everyone I did my piece for the blog using Tando 
creative Chipboard clock and circle.


I used Deco Art Media paints and mediums to create it also 
Frantage embossing powders.

Full details on my Blog,.
Why not have a go and join in with us this month.

my idea was to made a card (15x15 cm) in mixed media style
''I'm heavy on wire'' really simple and fun
for a friend to tell him
Don't worry, be happy!

I still can't quit doing Halloween themed projects - so this time even my make for our Steampunk challenge had to be a spooky art journal page! And doesn't that top hat suit Mr. Skeleton well!  

I am enjoying Halloween so much I just had to add a skull to my Steampunk design! Meet Mr. Debonair! He sports a handmade top hat and a wonderful, curled moustache. I wanted to work with a limited color palette so chose white, black, silver, and a punch of red. Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Didn't promise too much, did I? ;)
Our challenge is still open until the end of the month and our randomly chosen winner will receive a prize from Inspiration Emporium this time! So go for it! 


 You will find the inlinkz below but if you haven't checked the makes of Team A first, which you can find over HERE, I highly recommend you do so. The linkie is there as well. 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Monday, October 12, 2015

Sorry! Belated Top 5 and Winners Post for the September Challenge!

Hi, servus and soooo sorry for a belated Top5 and winner's post! I was struck down by the flu and forgot all about this post inbetween headaches, sneezes, using up billions of hankies and drinking felt barrels of tea....

So here they come - our Top5 - and as usual they were really hard to choose and many were close up. Which comes as no surprise as you all keep entering utterly fabulous artwork to our challenges! You are our stars!!!!

Top 5
(in no particular order)

image entered via instagram
so we cannot display it on our blog
(click her name to get to the picture)

(Felix,the crafty cat)

And the winner of September's prize,
donated by 




Yay! You're on a run of luck as it seems, Sabine! Congrats on your prize win! Have fun with your voucher and I will email BastelWelt Schobes so they can send it to you asap!


Our actual challenge "Top Hats and Moustaches" is still on until the end of the month and on October 15th there will be another bundle of inspiration from the DT to get you going! So don't miss that! Once more sorry for the delay! Hope you are all well and have a happy time crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Top Hats and Moustaches! - the October Challenge

...starts today and we are so excited to (hopefully) have you play along with us again this month!

Team A are already eager to present their inspirational makes for October and will once more have a hard time voting their personal Top5 from the "Tag it!" September challenge. These - and our prize winner will be announced on Saturday, 10th October. So make sure you check back to find out if you are one of them!

"Top Hats and Moustaches"

are two of the "ingredients" we all love about Steampunk art! So show us your "moustached" canvasses, cards, tags, objects,....those top hats sitting on...well, whatever you think they can sit on. lol

Anyway - we hope you are not too busy with crafting away on Halloween projects only and maybe find some time for a little Steampunk piece too this month.  

As usual all media and techniques (except totally digitally created projects) are welcome - as long as they have a steampunk, vintage or industrial theme to them. The challenge will be open until the end of the month and on October 15th there will be a second round of inspiration for you (provided by the lovely ladies from Team B) and our prize sponsor for this month's challenge will be revealed as well!

But now on to the makes of Team A: 

Pocket letters, my new toy....
9 ATC, background inked with stencils,
dies, transfert, stamps...
more details on my blog

Trick or treat
- more details on my blog


minis canvas transformé en boite à rasoir 

la suite des détails sur mon blog

This is my art-jourmanl page about bird which collects curious objects...He couldn't steel moustache, so he took a hat :)

Here is an attempt at a clean&simple steampunk style. 
It was quite a challenge for me, to keep things simple - not sure
I managed to keep them clean... ;) Had to remind myself to keep calm
throughout the making process. Check out some close-ups on my blog.


We hope to have you join in our top hats and moustache fun soon!

Hugs and happy crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team