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

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






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