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

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Round Two of our April 2017 Challenge

Servus, dear steampunk friends!

It's so good to have you back and playing along with us again! And as our theme is an

"Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" 

again, you are free to create whatever comes to (steampunk) mind and have fun!
If you are new to our challenge blog, please, take a second to check our few and simple rules (because we want to be fair to all those who do and will exclude improper entries from top votes and prize draws).

If you haven't already taken a look (and commented on) the awesome makes from Team A I highly recommend you do so and get yourselves another dose of steampunk inspiration! It would also be so lovely of you if you took a second to visit the teamies' blogs and check out their projects in more detail (and maybe even leave a short comment there)! Thank you so much! (you get to their blogs by clicking on their names).

And here we go:



has used a lot of DecoArt goodness to create this wonderfully inspiring tag:




The lovely wings are made of paper clay! 





project is titled "Sunken Treasures".
It's a beautifully altered bottle that looks amazingly old, doesn't it?
Upcycling at its best!


Look at the beautiful ornament she has added to the bottleneck! 
There must once have been a really precious beverage inside...





was inspired by Earth Day for her project and was thinking about keeping Earth's gears turning.




and I


created this APC duo:



There's a lot of traffic going on on my "Steampunk City" ATCs! Zeppelins are floating by and shiny metal dust flakes from the many factories cloud the air. Gear shaped drones are monitoring everything that happens down in the narrow streets...these are adventurous times for tough steampunk explorers!

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Our challenge is open until the end of the month and as always we will draw two prize winners for our DecoArt media prize bundle and the surprise steampunk chipboard package from boozybear among all proper entries. 

Click HERE for round one and to see the makes of Team A. Click HERE to check out our latest Top5 and prize winners from the March challenge. 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & your SASPC Team
xxx



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our March 2017 Top5 and Prize Winners

Servus and welcome to the announcement of our Top 5 and prize winners! I hope you have already been busily creating for our actual "Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial" challenge and if you haven't done so or checked out the makes of Team A you can find them over HERE.

But first let's have a look at who won the two prize bundles being kindly sponsored by DecoArt media and boozybear!


Proud and happy to be

and


This time our 2017 DecoArt media prize bundle

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

goes to:

#39 - Mamapia


and the boozybear 
steampunk chippies go to:

#25 - Richa


Yay! Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Please, contact me under the email shown in the side bar so we can have your prizes being sent to you asap! Thank you so much for playing along! xxx

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And now directly on to our Top 5
(which this time even are a Top7 as we had several runners up). As usual they appear in no particular order: 













Winds of Change 9















and 




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Thank you so much for sharing your fab projects with us, ladies, and huge congrats on making our Top5! Please, feel free to grab our badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge


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And I have also decided to shine a special spotlight on a project that didn't make our Top5 but won my heart instantly (we used to do spotlights back when Sandra and I started this challenge blog and I think it was a wonderful idea....so why not do it again?):

so this month I would like to highlight Kathi's awesomely story-telling tag:



She really managed to fuse all the elements she created into one single and very convincing story. And I love her colouring! Wow!



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And of course I want to thank all of our players for joining in our challenges so constantly and truly and with so many amazing projects! You all make this place the special creative steampunk spot it has become! Thank you ever so much for that! Mwah! XXX

I hope you will come back on the 15th, when Team B will be sharing their makes for our April challenge. If you want to check out the Team A makes and the entries so far, just scroll down to the previous post (or use the badge on top of our side bar). 

Hugs and happy steampunk crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April 2017 Challenge - Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial




Servus, hi and welcome to the start of our April challenge that is an


Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial


themed one again. So you are invited to let your imagination run wild and create whatever you are up to and have fun with - as long as it is something steampunk-ish or industrial and handmade.


Our March challenge had over fourty fab entries and we will announce our Top 5 and prize winners next Saturday, on 8th April.

The actual challenge is - as always - open until the end of the month and we will randomly draw two prize winners of the DecoArt media and boozybear prize bundles from all proper entries. You can enter up to three projects - so why not multiply your winning chances on winning this bundle of DecoArt media goodies or a surprise mix of fab steampunk chipboard pieces!


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



https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/boozybear?ref=hdr_shop_menu


In the meantime we provide you with the first dose of steampunk inspiration to get your mojo going and my fab DT ladies have once more come up with the most creative projects - so take a close look (and maybe even visit their blogs - by clicking on the names - to learn more about them and also leave them a short comment. You will make them very happy by doing so!)!




Team A



made this fab industrial panel 
with yummy rust and crackle textures:





created the most amazing desk organizer to store her crafting tools in. 
She altered some cans and placed them on a rotating plate.
Isn't that just genius?


 




created some piping "for full steam ahead"
on her amazing tag:

 




did some wonderful art journaling
and created a faux rust effect




and 


made this wonderful "stand up tag"
on which she used acrylic paints, a stencil, images, die cuts, tiny bottles, metal pieces, a button and a light bulb


 
and this is the backside




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That really should have helped with getting you on steampunk track ;)
We can't wait to see what you will come up with!

Make sure to check back next Saturday to find out about the Top 5 and prize winners and also on the 15th, when Team B will be sharing their makes for more inspiration!

In the meantime...


Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

SanDee&amelie's March 2017 Challenge - Part Two




Servus, hi and welcome to our little creative spot where our wonderful players, the team and I are sharing their amazing steampunk or industrial card-, tag-  and other mixed media art each month!

It's time for our mid-month reminder and the gals from Team B have once more done their very best to provide you with another dose of fab inspiration. And if you haven't already checked out the makes of Team A and want to get the double dose of mixed media mojo I highly recommend you click on the badge on top of our side bar after you have finshed reading today's post. ;)

With March we have switched back to our usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

challenge theme so you are invited to enter any handmade project to our challenge that has (at least the hint of) a steampunk or industrial feel to it. So don't hesitate - create! You might well become one of our Top5 or randomly drawn prize winners!

The prize winners and Top5 of our February challenge have also already been announced. Just read on and then scroll to the previous post to find out if you are among them!

And now let's share the creations of Team B:




latest creation is called
Rusty Fantasies


She says:
 "It's nothing new that I love the sea and its secrets, but 'til today 
my creations were all blue. But now everything's sunken into rust."









has altered a wooden musical box with a dancing couple inside
that she has steampunked in the most beautiful way!
If you open the drawer at the bottom the couple starts to dance. 









was inspired by the fab Game of Thrones series on TV
and created this amazing tag in her very unique style:


She says: 
"I hope you all enjoy the team's projects and find inspiration
to join in with us!"






has been thinking about the changing temperatures lately, so she made this stunning
thermometer page in her art journal.




"Can you imagine dressing like a Victorian on a hot, hot summer day?!" 
she asks


and 
I

have a little riddle for you to solve:


Do you recognise the Sizzix die I used to create my "Steampunk Art" panel?
I had such a ball using it with some corrugated card and DecoArt media products.
Of course there is a detailed how-to on my blog.


And I highly recommend you visit my teamies' blogs to find out more about their makes and to look at them in close detail too. You get to their blogs by clicking on their names. And, please, take the time to leave them a little love too. Thank you!

And I sadly have to announce that wonderful Agnieszka aka Meresanth is no longer on our team. We wish you all the best for your future endeavours! You were such a great asset to our team, we loved your unique way of approaching steampunk and you will be dearly missed! Hugs! XXX

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Our challenge is still open until the end of March and by entering (up to three) makes to our challenge you get eligible for a random prize draw. DecoArt media and boozybear chipboard pieces are generously donating prize packages to give away and I promise you will love what's in them! 

and

Proud and happy to be


Hope to see you play along with us soon!
Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Top 5 and Prize Winners from our February 2017 Challenge

Servus, hi and welcome to the reveal of our Top 5 and prize winners from the February challenge!

As usual we had a whole lot of amazing entries and picking our favourites was not only hard but also almost impossible as we love all your inspiring makes that you all enter to our challenges so constantly! Thank you so much for making this place the special mixed media and tag and card art spot it has become!
But we did our voting and as there were several entries with equal votes we have six Top picks today! Yay!

And before we announce them I would like to remind you of our mid-month share of more inspirational steampunk/industrial art on the 15th! So make sure you come back then to check it out!

But now on to our......


Top 6

(which appear in no particular order)
































and


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These are absolutely fantastic makes, ladies! Thank you so much for playing along! Congrats to you and please, feel free to grab our badge for display on your blogs! 

Top5 badge



And now on to our prize winners! Tadaaaah!!!!

The DecoArt media prize bundle this time goes to:

entry #15 
Beatriz

and the boozybear chipboard package goes to:

entry #1
Cass


Congrats on your prize wins, ladies! Yay! Please, email me your shipping data (including your phone number when being the DecoArt prize winner), so I can have your prizes be sent to you asap (the email address can be found in the side bar). Have fun with your goodies! xxx

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And of course a huge thank you to all who played along with us last month and shared their fab creations with us! You all rock!!!! Please, don't give up entering your awesome projects to our challenges so you get the chance to win this fab prize bundle sponsored by DecoArt media



or a fab surprise chipboard package with awesome steampunk designs 
sponsored by lovely Glenda from boozybear


Our prize winners are drawn randomly among all proper entries (and there are really just few and very simple challenge rules - so don't miss the chance). 

We hope to see you stop by on the 15th when Team B will be sharing their makes and if you haven't entered a project to our actual March challenge yet, I would like to invite you to do so! 

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx










Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SanDee&amelie's March 2017 Challenge - Part One



Servus and welcome back, dear steampunk and industrial mixed media friends (and of course an especially warm welcome to you if you are new to our challenges)!

Time to kick off the March challenge and with this one we are switching back to our usual

Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial

challenges. So whatever you come up with - as long as it has a steampunk or industrial feel to it, you are more than welcome to join in!

Team A are sharing their makes with you today, but on the 15th there will be the second round of inspiration when Team B will show theirs. So make sure to stop by! Our February Top 5 and prize winners will be announced on March 11th. Another important date to note ;)

For this year the lovely ladies from DecoArt and I have put together a new DecoArt media prize bundle



and lovely Glenda from boozybear 



always puts together a new mix of her fab steampunk chippies - so playing along again may mean winning again - but new stuff this time! Yay!


The challenge will be open until the end of the month as always and the linky tool can be found at the bottom of our challenge posts. Please, check out our few challenge rules if you haven't already. We ask this mainly to avoid frustration in case you have to be excluded from the Top 5 votes and prize draws. They can be found right below our blog banner with the according tabs.

But enough talk for now! Let's have today's dose of inspiring steampunk/industrial mixed media art (and if you even take some minutes time to visit the teamies' blogs and also leave them a short comment, you will not only find out more about their projects but you will also make them very happy! Simply click on their names to get there. Thank you!):




has created a tag that also is a shadow box. How clever is that?!






says

"Most of all I like the everyday life"







found an old record at a thrift shop and had great fun altering it.








made the most amazing set for her writing desk at her office! 
A letter box and a pencil holder.







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I hope your mojo has been fuelled well! ;)
The team and I hope to see you pay along with us soon!

Hugs and happy crafting!
Claudia & the SASPC Team
xxx