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, July 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Summer Special 2016

Hi there and servus!

Summer has finally arrived and it is that time of year when our craft desks often are deserted because we are enjoying time out in the sun. So - as usual around that time of year - we are doing our summer special challenge again:

a two months long challenge (until the end of August) instead of just the usual thirty days to enter a project - just to make sure you all find the time to create at least a little steampunk or industrial project and share it with us (maybe on one of those rainy days or when it is too hot to go outside?).  ;)

The theme is - as always -

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and - as always - any kind of handmade mixed media project is welcome. And yes: for us mixed media includes stamping, card making and all the other things you love to do as well ;)
And we decided to raise the "3 entries" limit up to 5 for this challenge - just in case you are on a steampunk roll and can't stop.

Lovely Glenda from the fab boozybear chipboard shop has offered to donate two surprise prize packs instead of the usual one for this challenge - how fab is that? And of course DecoArt Media will be giving away the usual steampunk goodness prize pack too. (Prize winners will be drawn from all proper entries after the challenge has closed on August 31st and announced along with our Top 5 shortly afterwards).

There will be more projects from Team B on the 1st of August and we will also try to provide you with some "Extra Steam Power" during these two months! So make sure you check back from time to time to not miss anything!

But for now let's start with the amazing projects from Team A! 

has gathered some "Summer treasures" and made this inspiring assemblage for you:

has created this gorgeous wooden birdhouse using "metal, wood, plaster, resine, button and  more and more stuff". 
There is a full tutorial with loads of steps images on her blog! 
You get there by clicking on her name. 

has even managed to bring fresh and cool summer colours into her wonderful steampunk pendant!

"Where a full-on steampunk look is not possible,
why not accessorize an every-day outfit with a simple patina gear pendant. :)"

has altered an old clock and turned it into a kind of London shrine:

"I love London, and steampunk is constantly related in my mind with this town.
I altered old clock with some maintained things."


invites you in on a summer journey with this fantastically framed project:


To learn more or take a closer look at the projects of my fabulous teamies, please, visit their blogs. You get there by clicking their names. And if you take a sec or two to leave them a short comment, you will for sure make them very happy! ;) 


Of course we will announce our Top 5 and prize winners from the June challenge before we all head off on our holidays! They will be announced on Saturday, 8th July

We all wish you fantastic summer holidays, good weather, fun in the sun, relaxation and delightful outdoor adventures! 

Claudia & the SASPC Team

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June 2016 Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Hi and servus!
Team B and I want to remind you of our actual challenge, which is an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" one as usual.

We would love to see your steampunk or industrial themed mixed media cards, tags, journal pages, canvasses, altered objects and whatever else you can imagine and create for our challenge! And by playing along you also get the chance to be picked as one of our two random prize winners of the prizes sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

To get your creative juices flowing Team B have prepared another bundle of inspiration for you. So check out their makes (and if you take a sec to leave them a comment on their blogs you will make them very happy!):

Steampunk and Tyvek - a magical connection.
Do you know Tyvek??? 
If you want to learn more about it, 
you are at the right place!

I was inspired by the story of Captain Nemo

and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
to dive deep into the Kraken's lair!

Whirlpool swirls, lots of DecoArt paints, crusty rust, a Kraken...
and I love that Kerstin and I both played with Tyvek this month!

This Steampunk Bee Keeper bracelet started life as a lonely toilet paper roll
and through a creative mind, some leather paper, 
and plenty of paints/sprays it was transformed. 
Carpe Diem!

Well I have gone for a vintage feel this month using
Deco Art chalky paint and media paste's.

Boozy bear chipboard pieces  a la blanche stamp.

A few embellishments to complete the piece
and its completed.

I recently felt the urge to browse and get out all my long hoarded found objects and embellishments and this inspired me to create some assemblage art in a box.


If you haven't seen the makes of Team A at the start of the month, I highly recommend you take a look at those too (by clicking HERE)! 

The challenge is open until the end of the month and our Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on a Saturday shortly after the start of our two months long summer special challenge for July and August! In the meantime:

Hugs and happy steampunk craftin'!
Claudia & SASPC Team

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Our Top 5 and Prize Winners from the May 2016 Challenge

Servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners of the fab prize packs sponsored by DecoArt Media and boozybear!

Once more we had an awesome load of fantastic projects being entered to our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge and as always we were blown away by your imagination, skills and level of artistry! You really rock and it is you - our players - who make this challenge spot the special place it is! Thank you all so much!

Choose we must - and we did. So without further ado - our Top 5 from the May challenge (in no particular order):



Well done, ladies, and huge congrats from the whole team! Please, feel free to grab the Top 5 badge for display on your blogs:

Top5 badge


And directly on to our prize winners of which one will receive this awesome DecoArt Media bundle

and the other a surprise steampunk chipboard pack from boozybear!

And the winners are (tadaaah!):

Sandy Diller

who gets the DecoArt prize



who wins the boozybear prize pack!

Yay! Congrats, Sandy and Autumn! Please, email me your shipping addresses, so your prizes can be sent to you asap. (DecoArt prize winners, please, include your phone number as DecoArt will only ship when they have it).

As you can see I don't show the random.org images anymore, but prizes still get drawn using this site. I am sure you trust that I have picked the winners randomly without the images (and not having to screen print, edit and save the images on my computer anymore saves me a lot of time to be honest).


Our actual challenge (again an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" themed one) has already started and if you want to enter your project to the collection, check out the makes of team A or take a look at the projects that have already been entered, click HERE. (ro simply scroll to the previous post).
The second bundle of inspiration from team B will go live on June 15th - so make sure you don't miss it! 

In the meantime:

hugs and happy steampunk crafting!

Claudia & the SASPC Team

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge - June 2016

Hello, welcome back and/or an especially warm welcome to you if you are new to our steampunk/industrial mixed media challenge blog!

It's time to start the new challenge for this month and as always it is an

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

themed challenge. So all kinds of mixed media tags, cards, altered art projects, jewelry and other possible creative projects are welcome - as long as they are visually related to steampunk or industrial style. Please, make sure to check out our few rules if you are new to this place - so any disappointment with exclusions from top votes and prize draws can be avoided! It would be a shame if your beautiful project could not be considered - simply because of a little simple rule to follow while enjoying some steampunk or industrial crafting fun!

Our two generous prize sponsors,


will be glad to give away a little prize package to two randomly drawn players among all proper entries!

Team A have created a new bundle of awesome inspiration to help you embark our huffin' and puffin' steampunk mixed media train! As my lovely and talented crew always invest a lot of love and labour into their beautiful projects and some also tell a bit about the process, I would highly recommend and be very thankful if you visited their blogs too and maybe also left them a short comment to let them know you were there! To get to their blogs simply click on the teamies' names. For an enlarged view click on the images.

This 'royal' winged rusty box was created with only three colours of paints
- isn't it amazing what a little water can do? ;)

This month I have made a miniature shrine with a guardian angel...

Frame for a cameo...
modeling paste and stencil
acrylique paint and patina (DecoArt)
cameo from Boozybear
grigri with paper beads, light bulb......

Bonjour à toutes , 
Voici ma réa intitulé 
The heart to its reasons ?..

je vous est mis d'autres détails  sur mon blog .
à bientôt .....

Here is altered pocket- size mirror which I found in thrift shop. It measures 8x5 cm.


Team B will present their projects on the 15th as usual. So I hope you will come back then to check those out too. 
Our Top 5 and prize winners from the May challenge will be announced here on the challenge blog on Saturday, 11th June

In the meantime...

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Our May Challenge - Part Two

Servus and welcome back to the second part of our May challenge! It's time to show you the makes of team B and provide you with some more inpsiration (and a little nudge reminder) for your own steampunk or industrial mixed media projects! Hopefully we will be able to see them being entered to our challenge soon! ;)

As always it is an 

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

mixed media of all sorts challenge.

If you haven't already taken a look at team A's projects I highly recommend you do so. I will give you the link to the post at the bottom of this post.

Our challenges are always open until the end of the month - so there's enough time to roll ideas in your head thoroughly before you decide what to create...or to wait for the steampunk muse to kiss you. ;)

Please, make sure you read our few challenge rules if you haven't already done so or are new to our challenge blog. It would be a shame if you entered a project to our challenge that cannot be considered with the Top5 votes or prize draws for some reason.

Our two generous prize sponsors DecoArt Media and boozybear are again giving away a prize bundle each to randomly drawn players - so make sure you do not miss the chance to get some cool paints and media or fab steampunk chippies!

DecoArt Sponsor Badge

Glenda's Shop on Etsy:

And here come the projects of team B! 

Please, take some secs to drop them a short line on their blogs so they know their efforts have been recognized! You will also find more information on how the projects were made on the teamies' blogs - so it is well worth a visit! You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. Thank you. 

And, please, welcome lovely Maura back to our little creative steampunk group! We are all so happy to have her and her magical and storytelling art back with us! 

I am honored to be back with you again!

My imagination ran away with me and my three adventurers are riding the time waves! 
I used DecoArt acrylic paints to create the waves background, all finger-painted- felt like a kid again!

So how do time riders get to the waves? On an air rocket of course - chipboard from Boozybear!

today a completely upcycled project, made from an old candleholder and a lightbulb
together with some metallic and acrylic paints from DecoArt
a lot of chippies and the most important tool ever ?
yes, a hot glue gun :-)

My first attempt at a Coptic stitch book. I used some leather paper (awesome stuff!), distress inks, some embossing and alcohol inks. This book holds special meaning and was conceptualized in a special way.  

Hi everyone I hope you are all looking forward to joining in with the
challenge this month.

This month I have done a journal spread for my project

I used Deco art mediums & paints along with Boozy bear 
chipboard Mechanical Hardwear, embossing powders and
Bistre crystals.

Yay! I will never run out of good ideas again - now that I have my "Geistesblitzgenerator" (which is German and means "flash of genius - generator")! I used parts from three different packs of Glenda -aka boozybear's wonderful steampunk chipboard pieces and loads of DecoArt Media to create my little "helper". 

And here is the promised link to the post showing team A's projects - just click HERE


The Top5 and prize winners from the May challenge will be announced on Saturday, 11th June. So make sure you come back to find out if you are among them! 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting,
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Top 5 and Prize Winners for April

Servus and welcome to today's announcement of our lucky prize winners and Top 5 artists!
The entries were - as always - fantastic and picking our favourites was - as always - hard. ;)
And once again I want to thank all our fabulous and true players for making this place what it is - a spot filled with highly inspirational steampunk and industrial mixed media art!!!! We wouldn't be where we are now without you and we hope that you all enjoy this as much as the team and I do!

We have a  new rule though that I would like you to take notice of: from now on we ask you to claim your prizes within four weeks after the announcement. I need to ask this of our prize winners to keep prize advising managable for me and our generous sponsors and I am sure you all understand.

The fabulous prize packs they kindly donate each  month are

this great DecoArt Media "Steampunk Starter Kit"

and an assorted surprise package of fantastic steampunk chipboard pieces 
by lovely Glenda from boozybear:

and all you have to do to win one of these is play along and enter a project to our actual challenge. It's that fun and easy!

And here come the prize winners from our April Challenge:

who wins the DecoArt bundle


who wins some fab boozybear chipboard pieces to craft away!

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! And thank you for playing along! Have fun with your new goodies! Please, contact me via email so I can forward your shipping info to our sponsors! And, please, can the DecoArt prize winner also include her phone number with the shipping address when contacting me via email to claim her prize! DecoArt only ship when they have one's phone number. 


But now on to our Top 5: 
(in no particular order)


Well done and huge congrats, ladies! You really rocked this! Please, feel free to grab our "Top5" badge for display on your blogs! And we hope to see you play along with us again soon! xxx


Our actual challenge (again an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" one) has already started. If you want to check out the makes of team A, click HERE. Also make sure you stop by on May 15th to take a look at the projects of team B! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team