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

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Part Two of our 2017 Summer Special Steampunk Challenge

Servus, hi and welcome to part two of our annual summer special challenge! I hope you are enjoying your holidays! So I am even more thankful and happy that you're stopping by to check out our second round of inspirational projects!

For more information on our Summer Special and the slight change of rules for this challenge, you'll find a link to Part One at the end of this post. You will also find the wonderful projects created by Team A there. ;)

But for now let's open the stage for Team B and their fab makes:

created a "lightbulb moments" magnetic stand 
using some of the awesome boozybear steampunk

Now she has a place to keep all those little notes she jots down
while working on her projects. 

created another of her magical sea inspired projects
"Sunken Dreams"

Look at all the amazing texture and details she has created
on her mixed media canvas!

created a gothic style tag this time:

and I 
- Claudia

tried to combine fresh and bright summer colours with steampunk elements. 
I hope you like my "Steampunk Summer Canvas" !


Please, take a moment to visit the DT's blogs to find out more about their projects. And if you leave them a short comment, you will make them very happy! Thank you! You get to their blogs by clicking on the names. 

And HERE is the promised link to Part One of our Steampunk Summer Special
If you haven't yet visited the blogs of Team A I would like to ask you to do so too. ;) 

See you in September! In the meantime: have a wonderful summertime!

Happy Holidays!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Our SASPC June 2017 Top5 and Prize Winners

Servus and welcome to the announcement of June's Top5 and prize winners! Summer is in full swing and sometimes I like to escape the heat outside by sitting in front of a fan at my crafting desk...maybe you know what I mean...if IF you do, you may also play along with our actual summer special challenge... ;)

Well, at least now I have told you that there is another summer special challenge this year - which means that you have until the end of August instead of July to play along. If you want to learn more about it, simply click HERE.

But first of all you sure would like to know who made it to our Top5 and who random.org helped pick as one of our two lucky winners....so here they come:

Prize winner 

of the monthly DecoArt media bundle



#42 - Claudia Pompilla from Peru

and a surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear

goes to

#10 - Turwen from Germany

Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, email me under the address given in the side bar, so we can arrange everything and have your goodies shipped to your place asap! Have fun and thank you for playing along! xxx

And now on to our


 (which appear in order of their entry numbers)

with her beautiful lay out

with this wonderfully altered book

with this most amazing steampunk canvas

who made this awesome steampunk tag


with her magical and most charming steampunk teddy who
lives in his comfy living room in a lantern (!)


Wow, ladies! Huge congrats from me and my team! You really rocked this challenge and your projects are so amazing! Thank you very much for playing along and sharing your wonderful steampunk mixed media art with us! Please, feel free to grab this badge for display on your blogs! 


And as always I feel the urgent need to say that picking our Top 5 was so so hard ...and as always the results were so so close and a lot of runners up would have deserved to be listed too...which actually means that most of the entries would be part of that list...which means...ah, well....you know what I want to say - the team and I feel so so blessed to have you all as our true and utterly creative and talented players! It is you who make this place the special spot is has become and I enjoy hosting this challenge so so much - because of you! Thank you! Mwah! XXX

I hope to see you on the 1st of August, when the makes of Team B for our summer special challenge will be shared over here on our challenge blog! In the meantime: enjoy your holidays!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, July 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's 2017 Summer Special Steampunk Challenge! - Part One

Summer is in full swing, the holidays have just begun - time for this year's Summer Special over here at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges and you are all invited to join in during the next two months and share some steampunk or industrial style mixed media fun (maybe with a project you create on a rainy day or when taking a break from the summer heat outside...).

As usual this challenge is not only an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" 

one but also this time it is open for two months instead of just one - so you can enjoy the wonderful weather outside without any timely pressure when it comes to taking part in our challenge.
Which means that there will be time until the end of August to join in and share your projects with us!

As my team and I will be on holidays too, please, allow a little more time for us to comment on your wonderful projects - we will do our very best to not have you wait for too long!

As always we will pick our favourites and two randomly drawn prize winners after the challenge has closed - only that this time we make an exception to our "not more than three projects per person and challenge" and allow up to five (!) entries for this once (just in case you are in full steampunk swing and can't stop creating projects that might match our challenge theme and rules...so keep 'em coming...;) ). All the other (few) challenge rules are the same as always of course.

The prizes that will go to two randomly drawn winners (among all proper entries) are this fab bundle of DecoArt media goodness that I have put together for you with the help of the lovely ladies from DecoArt:


and a surprise chipboard package with the most amazing steampunk designs by lovely Glenda from boozybear!

Let's start our Summer Special Challenge with today's round up of Team A's makes - and on August 1st we will share the second bundle of inspiration from Team B. So make sure you don't miss that one! And here - for starters - the projects of Team A:

made a "Steampunk Wish Box"
with her first hand sculpted clay head on top!

I love her Wish Box so much! Just look at all the details - especially the moustache and the pipe!

is ready for summer battle with her fantastically altered water gun!

So cool!!!!
(There is a full tutorial to be found on her blog! Just click on her name to get to her blog!)

altered bottle is a find from the bottom of the ocean - hence the kraken who sits on top and has claimed it as its lair. 

has created some gorgeous "ATC Junk Mail for the Summer"

The perfect proof that summer and steampunk really go together well, right? 


amazes us with a breathtakingly beautiful deep-blue-sea-coloured
shadowbox with a cameo as the focal piece. 


Well, if that hasn't done the job of getting you into steampunk-summer-creative mode, I don't know what else will... ;) . But thinking of all the amazing projects you all have been entering to our challenges so constantly, I am quite sure that you won't need much more than a  little nudge to activate your amazing creativity! Please, do take a little time to visit the blogs of my wonderful DT and leave them a little love there! Thank you! 

The Top 5 and prize winners from the June challenge will be announced on Saturday, 8th July - so don't forget to check back then to find out if you are among them! 

Well.....there's only one more thing to do and that's to wish you all the most fantastic summer holidays and loads of sunshine, fun, rest and joy! Happy, happy holidays, dear steampunk friends....

...and of course - as always -

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Thursday, June 15, 2017

SanDee&amelie's June 2017 Challenge - Part Two

Servus and welcome back to the second round up of inspirational projects - this time created by the ladies from Team B!

If you haven't already taken a look at the makes from Team A you should and can do so over HERE. Our challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and there will be two lucky prize winners drawn among all proper entries who will get the fab DecoArt media prize package or the monthly surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboards from boozybear! So don't miss your chance to win and play along! The theme is once again

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

and all kinds of handmade goodness are welcome as long as they are steampunk or industrial style or theme related.

We have also already announced the prize winners and Top5 from our May challenge some days ago and if you have missed that simply click HERE to find out more.

But now it's time to share the makes created by my wonderful Team B ladies - Kerstin, Maura, Dee and ...oh, me.

has done this beautiful and highly textural mixed media canvas in her favourite ocean colours...

...and with a most wonderful
rusty sea horse! 

is sharing an inspiration that came from the band named "Old Crow Medicine Show". 
It made her think "traveling medicine show/old timey radio show" she says. 

So she put it all together in a unique creative mixture...

has a fantastic journal spread for you this month

that is beautifully done all industrial style

Page 1

and page 2

and I

came up with another notebook (sorry, I just can't stop making them).
It is also done in industrial style and I used my fab new Sizzix Industrial die and other newly bought goodies alongside a lot of DecoArt media goodness.


There is still time until the end of the month to enter our challenge and to check out the teamies' makes in more detail by visiting their blogs (simply click on their names to get there). And if you take the time to leave one or the other short comment there too you will make someone very happy ;) 

We hope to see you play along soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Our SASPC May 2017 Top 5 and Prize Winners

Hi, servus and welcome, dear creative steampunk and industrial style friends! It's time to announce our Top5 and prize winners from the May challenge and you are just in time to find out if you are among them! If you haven't played along last month but would like to win one of our two prize bundles that we give away each month, there is still time to play along with our June challenge that you can find over HERE (or by clicking on the top image on our side bar).

As always we've had the most amazing entries and picking our favourites was a hard job - but in the end we managed to come up with five projects that got - slightly - more votes than the others - so we proudly present our last challenge's Top5 (in no particular order):

with her amazing altered book card:

with a fab steampunk art journal

amazing steampunk keepsake box

most charming underwater scene with kraken 

and last but not least

beautifully altered vase

Wow! Congrats, ladies and thank you all so much for playing along! You really rocked this challenge! Please, feel free to grab the badge for display on your blogs. 

Top5 badge


And now on to our prize winners who were - as always - drawn among all proper entries.

This bundle of DecoArt media goodness 

goes to


#15 - Barbara 

and a surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear

goes to

#11 - Jackie C.

Congrats on your prize wins, Barbara and Jackie! Please, email me your shipping details under the address given in our side bar so we can arrange everything. (DecoArt media prize winners, please, also give a  phone number alongside your shipping address). 


Oh well,....to me all our players are winners and I love each and every single project! Thank you all so much for playing along and sharing your fab makes with us! This spot would be nothing without you! 

Our actual challenge is still open until the end of the month and the makes of Team A can be looked at over HERE. If you check back in a few days on the 15th, you can also gather another bundle of inspiration from Team B and their projects! 

We hope to see you then and/or play along with us soon! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & your SASPC Team

Thursday, June 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's June 2017 Challenge - Part One

Servus, hi and welcome to the start of our challenge for June, dear steampunk and industrial style mixed media, card, tag, art journal,....friends! I am so happy that you stop by our creative corner to check out the theme of the new challenge - which is

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

again - and to take a look at the fantastic projects of Team A.
My wonderful ladies from the design team always make me so proud and never fail to amaze me! And you - our true and awesomely talented players do too! I really feel blessed to be able to host these challenges and to have you all share your fantastic tag-, card-, art journal- and other mixed media art with us so constantly! Thank you all so much for playing along! Mwah! XXX

And I also feel thankful for the fantastic prize bundles being donated by our generous sponsors DecoArt media and boozybear! They enable me to give away this wonderful prize bundle of DecoArt media goodness

and a surprise package of awesome steampunk chipboard pieces designed by lovely Glenda from boozybear! (Thank you so much, Glenda and "DecoArt ladies"! You rock!)

Each prize bundle will be given away to a winner randomly drawn among all proper entries (so make sure you check out our few challenge rules to avoid any disappointment).

Our May challenge has seen some fantastic entries and our Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on Saturday, 10th June. On 15th June there will be another round of inspirational projects by Team B - so make sure to check back on these dates!

But now on to the projects by Team A - you will love them all! I definitely do ;)

has created a beautiful steampunk box with ATCs. 

The front:

and the back:

altered a light bulb and turned it into this amazing piece of
altered steampunk art:

titled her wonderful summertime steampunk piece
"North Sea Treasures"


completed her desk organisation by making a box to hold her glasses.
She recycled an old folding screen to create her box from! 


made this amazing journal for a good friend 
who loves dark colours - especially black and blue. 


Haven't promised too much, have I? 
For more information on the projects, for more images and detail shots simply click on the teamies' names to get to their blogs! And if you take the time to leave a short comment there this will be highly appreciated! Thank you! 


Our challenge is open until the end of the month and we would love to see you play along! Don't forget to return for our announcement of the May Top5 and prize winners and the makes by Team B that will be presented on the 15th! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team