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!

Hugs,
SanDee&amelie&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.





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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
xxx




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




An
amazing steampunk keepsake box
by






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


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

This bundle of DecoArt media goodness 


goes to

https://decoart.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=D


#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). 

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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
xxx











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"




Nate 

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








and


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



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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! 

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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
xxx









Monday, May 15, 2017

Round Two of our SASPC May Challenge

Hi, servus and welcome to our second round of sharing inspirational projects by the design team!

Our May challenge is an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial"


themed one again and is open until the end of the month. Steampunk and industrial styled handmade projects of all kinds are welcome and it also even doesn't always have to be the "full dose" of steampunk - a twist of it will do the job as well. We want you to enjoy yourselves while creating and to have as much freedom as possible so you can spread your creative wings and have fun!

Team A have already shared their projects over HERE and the April Top5 and prize winners are being announced over HERE.

Two prizes, generously being sponsored by DecoArt media and boozybear are waiting for two lucky winners! You may enter up to three projects into our challenge and each counts as a separate chance for our prize draw. So why not get your creative mojo to work and craft away!

Team B have - like Team A too and as always - outdone themselves and created the most fantastic projects to spark your imagination!




- my "Queen of Upcyled Goodness" - 
has turned some old cardboard rolls into a beautiful rusty 
desk organizer for her brushes and pencils. She is always on the hunt for old stuff to turn it into treasure - and a treasure this has become indeed. 



Just take a close look at how Kerstin paints rust and creates beautiful texture and drip lines! 







let herself be inspired by a song that's been going round and round in her head lately. 
She made a little folder to hold four ATCs, all inspired by the image of a steampunk heart in the sky. 









...and another steampunk heart there is to come! This one is by



who has layered up a mixed media board in her usual and most amazing style
to create this beauty for you:




an amazingly embossed steampunk heart
on a fantastic background!





I
 - Claudia

have lately been into H.P. Lovecraft's world of the Old Ones and Outer Gods - like Old Cthulhu. Friends and I love to play Cthulhu pen and paper roleplaying games as well as board games. My project emerged from that - and from the bottom of the sea of course ;)




Oh dear! Great Cthulhu has awakened!
I hope he has just been disturbed by a dream and will fall asleep again
in his lair on the ocean ground! And let's hope he doesn't spot us!





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More details and infos about the projects can - as always - be found on the design team's blogs. 
You get there by clicking on the names. And if you take a little time to leave a short comment you will make the team very happy! Thank you!


We hope to see you play along and share some steampunk or industrial fun with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx











Saturday, May 13, 2017

Our SASPC April Top5 and Prize Winners

Servus, hi and welcome to the announcement of our April Top5 and prize winners, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

We once more had an amazing bunch of fantastic entries and the team and I enjoyed the wonderful load of inspiring creativity you all shared with us! Thank you all so much for playing along! You really rock!

This time let's announce the prize winners first. As every month we had our DecoArt media bundle and a steampunk chipboard surprise package from boozybear to give away to two randomly drawn winners and here they come:

This fantastic DecoArt media bundle

https://decoart.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT&Store_Code=D

goes to 

#27


and the boozybear chipboard pieces 


go to

#25


Congrats, ladies, and thank you for joining in our challenge! Please, contact me under the email address that you will find in our side bar, so your prizes can be sent to you as soon as possible. (DecoArt media prize winners, please, also give your phone number as DecoArt only send out parcels when they have a phone number as well.)


And now on to our

Top 5
(which appear in no particular order)

























and







Huge congrats to all of you! Your projects are absolutely amazing! Thanks for playing along and sharing your fantastic art with us! We hope to see you play along again soon!

Please, feel free to grab our Top5 badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


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Of course we loved all entries and want to say a huge THANK YOU to all our true players for sharing your inspiring creations with us so constantly! It is you who make this place the special creative spot it is - and I am so proud and honoured to be able to host this challenge! 

Our actual May challenge is once more an "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Indusrial" and once more two prizes are waiting for two lucky winners! So don't be shy and take your chance! All kinds of handmade projects from tags, cards, art journal pages to altered objects and any other mixed media art you can think of are welcome! We hope to see you play along with us soon!

And don't forget to come back on the 15th when Team B will be sharing their projects for further inspiration! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx






Monday, May 1, 2017

Our SASPC May 2017 Challenge



Servus, hi and welcome to another challenge, dear steampunk and industrial style friends!

Let's hope that we've had the last snowfall and snowstorms by now and that spring is finally back for good with lots of warmth and fresh green after the last crazy weeks! With that said I also hope that your creativity is in full swing and ready to bloom with some steampunk/industrial mixed media, tag, card, ATC, canvas, altered art,...projects!


As always the theme is


Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial



and the challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month. All proper entries will be thrown in a pot and we will draw two prize winners for our prizes generously donated by DecoArt media and boozybear! So don't miss the chance to win some cool steampunk chipboard pieces or a bundle of DecoArt media goodies! All you have to do is have some fun while you create and play along!

DecoArt Sponsor Badge

Glenda's Shop on Etsy:


Our March Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on Saturday, 13th - so make sure you come back to check these out. We had such an amazing lot of stunning entries - which always makes my heart sing and fills me with joy and gratitude! Thank you all so much for playing along - it is YOU (our generous sponsors and my wonderful DT) who make this place the special mixed media spot it has become!
Two days later, on the 15th, we will present the makes of Team B for more inspiration - so don't miss that either!



But now on to the projects of Team A, who have once again done their magic to provide you with loads of fab inspiration. For more information and views, please, visit their blogs (by clicking on the names) and - if you can spare another second - leave them a short comment to make them happy:




had a lot of fun creating this amazing flying steampunk figurine 
from recycled materials. Isn't it fantastic what a bit of DecoArt media
goodness can do? Well, at least if you are as skilled and imaginative as Nate is ;)
She plans on mounting it somewhere at height so it can fly. 





created this rusty piece of goodness. 
Isn't it amazing how weathered it looks?!







On


awesome door hanger you can find a lot of fab embellishments
cast from plaster and an old found key.







wonderful "logbook" for her holiday memories and photos
is just brilliant,



...isn't it?



and 



ultramarine steampunk goggles
that she embellished with wings, cogs, a dragonfly button and a
holographic eye are so freakin' cool! 





I haven't promised too much, have I? ;)

So, before I say good bye I would like to invite you to play along and enter your makes to the inlinkz collection at the bottom of this post and also remind you of our two next post dates over here - the 13th and 15th May. Hope to see you then!


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx