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1  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Fall Semester Sept 1-November 30, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: September 21, 2015 05:41:48 AM
 I haven't been on lately , been really busy, but i have been crafting. i recently reacquired a sewing machine so i have been experimenting, I haven't used one since primary school.


Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: basic pillow
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: This very simple project did my head in, it took a long time due to the fact that i couldn't make it work properly it required a lot of experimenting and this ended up being attempt number two.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: p is for pillow
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: pillows start with P
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: patchy pillow
Project Page Link (if available):n/a
Brief Description: i made this pillow for my daughter, which will enable her to access altered states of perceptions within her dreams.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: sophies pillow
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I made this pillow for one my besties daughter who is a special child in my life and it also matches the one i made for my own daughter.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Bertie Botts - Mashed Potatoes
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: golden pillow
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: I felt the need to revamp up my house , so i made this cushion in my favourite colour that i love gold! comfort + love nothing could go wrong.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: gold pillow #2
Project Page Link (if available):n/a
Brief Description: This cushion or pillow i made, consists of a reflective gold material , that is eye catching and bounces the light.
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and to prove that there is too Smiley
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2  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: July 06, 2015 02:13:32 PM
Class/challenge/house pride: quidditch- portkey
Spew: Repertory society
House: Slytherin
Project name: malefficent staff
Description:last year I made a maleficent costume for a friends hens night , afterwards I donated it to the repertory society. They run a costume shop which funds dance/drama/ ballets etc. anyhow I went in a few days ago , to get my lil sis a costume and found out that someone had stolen the staff. So I decided I would make them a replacement staff. I then took it for a trip to my mums house.
Project picture :

This is a pic of the original costume

And this is porkey replacement posed here near the dolls house , so that it blends in to the back ground to avoid muggle detection.


The snow/hail we have at the moment made a cool background


sorry for posting this in bits, but i was at work and didn't want to miss the cut off. So i did a little bit here and there whenever i got a chance, as I haven't mastered the time zone change yet.
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3  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: July 05, 2015 06:52:27 PM
Thanks greybird, that was very helpful , i will have to give it an attempt when i finish all the projects i have in the works Smiley

So i never managed to get my stuff posted in the weekend , as i ended up with a sick daughter and had to take her to the hosp , but everything has settled down now , so i'm gonna throw some stuff up, i apolagise it will be a bit pic heavy.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Small B&W Album
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: This semester we studied the white swan, i especially loved learning about to differences between the white and the black swan, and i took this contrast to inspire this small album.
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: Wingardum Leviosa - this album is so small in proportion that it is very light in weight, therefore very easy to levitate.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Charms
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Bow Flat Album
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: whilst crafting i was practicing my freezing charm by using it to hold the parts in a fixed place so that it can be a functional album.
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: Snape says - i followed a tutorial exactly to make this album, as i thought i would try a flat binding , but I don't like it as there's no room for expanding like the ones that i make, so i wouldn't make another but it was fun to try.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Ancient Runes
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Cromwell PL page
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: This semester during summer solstice of focus is on DAGAZ. Among other things DAGAZ signifies progress development, and this is the component that i focused on for this craft. it is just a little over a year since i did my first project life page , so i thought i would so my own progress development, with a new /old comparison.
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: n/a
Project Picture:

This is one of the first project life pages i did, it is very condensed i tried to put as many pics of it as possible (i still do this but in a smarter way now) it isn't embellished at all , just a starting place , but i fell nostalgic about it as it does so my progression.


This one is the current one , it is more subtle and cohesive.



Class/Challenge/House Pride:DADA (defence against the dark arts)
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Magick Moste Evile
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: Using a tutorial off craftster (my first one ever), i tried out this craft , with was very unusual for me , i had never altered the exterior of a book before and i had also never done a harry potter themed craft before so i was super excited. it has a different look to the tutorial as i used what i had floating at home but i liked how it turned it out.
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: Potion Perfect - I actually surprising found this craft was quite easy for me, i think it was because i was very enthusiastic about it.
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I couldn't help myself i had to put blood stains on the evil book.

I loved the texture of this, it was an awesome tutorial.
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4  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: June 19, 2015 05:40:23 AM
I finally got around to posting the work i have done so far this semester, sorry that it is pic heavy
 
Class/Challenge/House Pride: June library challenge
SPEW: N/A
House: slytherin
Project Name: Olaf Pinata
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: 1-buddy system (had help from my four year old daughter)
Brief Description: My daughter and I made this Olaf pinata to celebrate her 4th birthday, with a frozen themed party (she is obsessed). celebrating birthdays is a way of celebrating another year of life. which reminded me of the book , Rules of the wild by Francesca Marcino, as it celebrates life and survival of a women in east africa.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of magical creatures
SPEW: N/A
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Fish Adventure PL page
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: 6-finders keepers (found an awesome sea urchin shell at the beach)
Brief Description: while interacting with the merpeople, during care of magical creatures classes this semester, i became enthusiastic about aquatic culture. therefore we went to explore the muggle aquatic culture and documented it as we went and crafted it into a project life page. on your journey we found fish, crabs and a really cool sea urchin shell.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Divination
SPEW: N/A
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Photo album - babe and floral
Slytherin Scavenger Hunt: 15 - Dueling wizards (i struggled with completing this project as both me and my daughter have been sick and i had to fight to complete it.)
Brief Description: this project represents the precise allignment of the stars, with the delicate and exacte measurements required to have all three sections and the flaps within to be working seemlessly.
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I have a few more in the works Smiley
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5  Re: HP Craftalong ~ Summer Semester June 1-August 31, 2015 ~ Join Anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: June 11, 2015 03:32:48 AM
sorry that my first post is so long , but i am playing caught up Smiley

*COMPLETED OWL*

OWL Subject & Option:Transfiguration , option 1 and 2
House: Slytherin
Project Name: Ambitious first altered book
Project Page Link (if available): I dont know how to do this so I just quoted it.

Due to the fact that i am a ambitious first year my first project on craftster is going to be an owl (nuts right ) well ambition does come with the house Smiley

~*OWL PROPOSAL HEADER*~
OWL Subject & Option:Transfiguration , option 1 and 2
House:Slytherin
Project Name:ambitious first altered book
Brief Description: For my owls i am going to show my mastery of transfiguration , by taking one thing and changing it to another. It will utilize my vanishing and conjuring spells , by transfiguring a large amount of supplies into a finished product. when complete it will have a dual purpose as a decorative book and a scrap/smash book.

plan of action-
step 1: find hardcover book
step 2: removed pages
step 3: glue pages
step 4: pick photos, paper and embelishments
step 5: figure out the rest of the steps

pattern/techniques used - making it up as i go
materials using- anything and everything i have in my stash
expected timeline - must be complete by april the 23rd, as i am taking it to australia with me to give to him for his 50th.

wish me luck - of course no slytherin needs it  Grin

Read more: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=431803.0#ixzz2wIggAmVX


Discription: I actually completed this assignment approx 6 or 8 months ago whilst i was was on my craft and craftster hiatus , but i have completed it. I managed to transfigure the supplies and photos i had available into a finished altered book. As it was awhile ago , i have misplaced the in the process photos i took of the stripping and altering the book and i would tackle it differently in the future if i was ever to do another. I did alot of experimenting with this project and did alot of firsts.

Photos:
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6  SLYTHERIN in Craftalongs by samash90 on: June 07, 2014 05:30:19 PM
hey all , finally got to do some crafting, loving the new prompts , has motivated me as i was in a bit of a slump.
I am loving everyone's projects but have been restraining from posting - "OMG I LOVE IT " after every project Smiley

~*PROJECT*~
Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
SPEW: n/a
House: Slytherin
Project Name: House Elf Protection
Project Page Link (if available): n/a
Brief Description: For the protection of House Elfs this item was designed and created as a prototype for mass consumption to the wizarding world. An example of the need for such saftey equipment is evident in the memories of harry potter and his interaction with dobby in the bedroom of the Dursleys. The item consists of thick chipboard, foam , fabric and wood.
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I did add wooden legs , but forgot to take a picture before testing on a actual bed Smiley
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7  Re: Summer Nerd Games: June 1, 2014 - August 31, 2014 ~Join anytime!~ in Craftalongs by samash90 on: June 03, 2014 05:13:22 AM
hey everyone, this is my first project for the semester and i have officially joined team wordy Smiley
--COMPLETED PROJECT HEADER--

Prompt: June Challenge - Button Up
Team: Team Wordy
Event: Craftology
Bonus Points: UFO - was an old canvas , utilized
Project Name: ButtonFly
Brief Description: full of buttons
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8  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: April 03, 2014 07:53:17 AM
Because I'm a nerd i had to crack into some more challenges, even my first april one Smiley - sorry about the bad photos my camera is playing up.

Battle/Challenge: April Battle Royale - Regular Books
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Austen Canvas
Brief Description: As Ive never really been into comic books, for my Battle Royale Challenge i did and ode to one of my favourite books by Jane Austen.
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Battle/Challenge: march challenge - Clone wars
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Currently
Project Page Link (if available): don't know how to link
Brief Description: I found this awesome smash page on pinterest using awesome coloured washi , so i created my own version.
Project Picture:

the above pic is my interpretation - is it sad that I didn't even use all the washi tape that i have (I'm obsessed). this is the inspiration that i cloned.


Battle/Challenge: March Challenge - Idioms 
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: LIPS
Brief Description: For the Idioms challenge, I smashed one of my favourite sayings - my lips are sealed!!
Project Picture:



Thats all for now Smiley
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9  Re: HP Craftalong ~Spring Semester 2014~ *JOIN ANYTIME* in Craftalongs by samash90 on: March 29, 2014 05:43:55 PM
baby sam is adorable and shares my name Smiley , right time to get posting these classes.

Class/Challenge/House Pride: Care of Magical Creatures
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Hufflepuff
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Fwooper
Brief Description: I created a smash page inspired by the Fwooper  with its brightly-colored plumage. Its vivid pink feathers influenced this page using three patterns in the one vivid pink colour (although the photo doesn't do this justice, but u get the idea). I created this page to remind my ten year old sister that she is beautiful inside and out and has a vivid personality akin to the Fwooper.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Alchemy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: N/A
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Pheonix
Brief Description: I created a smash page inspired by the red and gold colours depicting the Pheonix.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Astronomy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Ravenclaw
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Pleiades
Brief Description: In astronomy, the Pleiades, or Seven Sisters, is an open star cluster. this smash page is inspired by the seven stars and is therefore consists of seven sections created from left over scraps from my OWL. It has two journaling cards that slip in at the top and the bottom for hidden journaling.
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Class/Challenge/House Pride: Arithmancy
House: Slytherin
Quidditch: Hit a Bludger at Gryfindor
SPEW: N/a
Project Name: Friendship
Brief Description: The number 8 is the symbol of friendship, so I created this smash page using left over pieces in my stash from other projects. It is an old picture of me and my friend from 2009.
Project Picture:

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10  Re: Spring Nerd Battles --March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014-- Join anytime! in Craftalongs by samash90 on: March 29, 2014 04:58:16 PM
Yay Tanath its nice to see someone else in team Fandom. ok time to turn in some projects.

Battle/Challenge: March Battle Royale - black and white
Team:Fandom
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Pebbles
Brief Description: this is a smash page supporting black and white for the battle royale , the segements at the top and the bottom pull out for hidden journaling. the picture is my daughter last year at the beach.
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Battle/Challenge: March - Luck of the Irish
Team:Fandom
Bonus Points:N/A
Project Name: Greeny
Brief Description: Due to the Irish influence I was inspired to create these two green smash pages in my altered book
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Battle/Challenge: March Exterminate
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: N/A
Project Name: Beautiful
Brief Description: I used scraps I had lying around to make this inspirational page of my sister to remind her that she is beautiful, as she gets a bit down on her self due to lots of bullying over her weight and i want to show her the kind of beautiful person that she is and that life gets better after school as kids are cruel. she is amazing Smiley
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 I have a few more to hopefully get in before the month clicks over , but they need a few finishing touches
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