Sunday, September 7, 2014

Welcome to STEAMPUNKtember!!! Anything But a Card Challenges No. 39

Good Morning Everyone! It's a brand new month and time for a brand new ABAC Challenge to excite your creative muse. Last Sunday we announced that we are adding to our design team here at Anything But a Card Challenges... and are inviting you to APPLY! CLICK HERE to view our DT call which closes Sept. 13th. ABAC has no sponsors + no expectations + no having to use particular stuff! No Rules and a variety of themes and possible makes = doing projects you REALLY want to do! We are all about CREATING and SHARING... ABAC is all inclusive – and all levels of expertise are welcome too. If you love to create everything under the sun that is NOT CARDS... throw your hat in and apply!

Now we get down to business... it's time for a new challenge today here at Anything But a Card Challenges... let's get ready to play and have some fun! Thanks to all who took the challenge and perhaps tried something new in joining our Repeating Motifs Challenge #38. If you missed out on seeing the wonderfully patterned creations... please CLICK HERE to check them out.

The new Challenge... is one that is near and dear to most of our creative heARTs so we have brought this one back again. For Anything But a Card Challenges No. 39 - welcome to "STEAMPUNKtember"!!! YES... Steampunk!!! Anything Goes within this ever popular genre!

Popular Collage Stamp from Darkroom Door

Victorian, Airships, Industrial & Mechanical – need we say more!!! The theme is full of so many possibilities. Just remember create anything except a card... get GEARED up for all things Steampunk!!!

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight September 27th giving you 3 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

I was so excited to discover the new(ish) bee die and matching embossing folder from Tim Holtz and it's perfect for a little bit of steampunkery. Check out my BLOG for more details.

A new page in my art journal. For the gear accents, I used Mod Molds from Mod Podge and Amazing Casting Resin from Amazing Crafting ProductsPlease visit my BLOG for more details!

My make for our Steampunk challenge is mixed up and a little chaotic - very reflective of how my life is at the moment. This is not so much a scrapbook page as a BIG post it note to hang near my desk to remind me that we all make choices! Visit my BLOG to read more.

I altered this upcycled picture frame that I found for 50 cents at the second hand store. I added a little bit of gold to the frame, and then I raided my stash of metal and lace goodies! Hop over to my BLOG to see more yummy pictures.


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!


  1. Wow - awesome inspiration by the DT! LOVE it! Will have to check back next Sunday for sure! ;)

    Claudia x

  2. Love Steampunk and will be linking up to this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs!

  3. Your DT have produced some awesome projects. I just love your steampunk challenge.