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11  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / The Everything Harry Potter Swap (SIGN UPS CLOSED; MAIL BY 24th August) on: July 06, 2007 09:12:04 PM
Swap name: The Everything Harry Potter Swap
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: ViolinRomance
Co-Organiser: PaperBag
Sign-up date range: 6th July - 24th July
Date to send item by: 24th August

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): 57

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO
If so, which country?

All ages allowed? Or 18+? All ages, under 18s get permission Cheesy

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: Im not organising 3 or more
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES

Details of swap:

This is a swap for All Things Harry Potter. For those of you who would prefer to get house-related goodies, character-based crafts or receive some quidditch creations- this swap is for you!! 
Does your partner need a house scarf for winter? Maybe they would love a potions books or a marauders map, some Luna radish earrings or knitted elf socks?!

This swap is exciting because we will be crafting for a new era of Harry! With the movie almost out, the book will be released during signup dates- even if you are low on inspiration you may read something in the book, or get ideas from the new movie that NEED to be crafted, so sign-up NOW!!

That having been said- Please NO SPOILERS! Please dont ruin the Harry Potter experience for others! I know we all want to talk about it- and people who sign up for this swap be prepared, we may accidentally let something slip!

You have a full month to craft, so let's say at least one big item (6+ hours of work, like a scarf), one medium (3hrs or so of crafting) and one small item (1-2 hours of work, like earrings). Those are just rough guidelines- some of us craft fast, others slow, so use your judgement.

If you AND your partner agree on a different arrangement, Please Let Me Know!


For inspiration, here are the links to past HP Swaps:

Harry Potter Swap, Round 1
Harry Potter Swap, Round 2
Harry Potter Swap, Round 3
Harry Potter Swap, Round 4
Harry Potter Swap, Round 5
Harry Potter Ship Swap
Harry Potter For Our Kids Swap
Hogwarts At Christmas/Plain Old HP Swap
Hogwarts Houses Swap
Darker Side of Harry Potter Swap
Favourite Character Swap
End Of Harry Potter Swap
Countdown to July Harry Potter Swap:
Hogwarts Favorite House Swap Round 2


If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

Name of swap:
Craftster username:
Email address:
Your real name:
Mailing address including the country:
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?:

Add An Infusion of Harry (Answer as many of these questions as you like- just remember the more info, the better your partner can craft what you would like!)
Your Hogwarts House:
Your Favourite HP book:
Your Favourite HP movie:
Favourite character:
Favourite character Relationship:
Coolest concept/power/item in the wizarding world:
Favourite magical institution (ie: are you a Ministry of Magic backer, or a Death Eater? Maybe you would love to be in the D.A. or part of S.P.E.W):
Favourite animals, beasts, creatures:
I am interested in items that are (eg: house-based, character-based, magical creatures, magical objects, a mixture of everything!):
General Questions
Crafts I can do:
Crafts I admire:
Items I'd love to receive:
Favourite colours:
Favourite motifs/patterns (e.g. stars, stripes, polka dots):
I can post pictures and am not going to forget: yes/no

Anything else youd like to add to help your partner out (measurements? pierced ears? a little more info about your style?):


Also remember to read the Swap Info Guide to find out how to ship your item and other details about participating in a swap.


POTTER-HEADS!!! (or participants, either way!):

1. ViolinRomance (organiser)
2. hp_nerd (co-organiser)
3. idrinktea
4. BabySkilz
5. shannon12
6. mixymo
7. kbauer
8. sirensrising
9. annamhudson
10. crystalthepirate
11. GirlBrett
12. GypsyLou
13. Whileywoo
14. ShardaeDobby
15. Sweet_Sylvia
16. sundayafternoonhousewife
17. InvisibleCastle
18. PaperBag
19. irasema
20. cumber1137
21. chicomich
22. Ezri_B
23. piratetreasure
24  thebakersgirl
25. Knickertwist

26. Laural
27. KTLynn8383
28. noxenlux
29. digitallasagna
30. theatregirl25
31. Maltiriel
32. SarahsALoser
33. ariaya
34. moecantsew
35. BYA
36. Crow Jane
37. GougeAway
38. porfavoray
39. Cygni
40. lunar_maniac
41. hotbettie

42. SevsOnlyGirl
43. casettetape
44. Michela
45. ViolentViolet
46. ninjapika
47. anneadeline
48. jessvict
49. vylentviolet
50. pandorascraftbox
51. MissTee_2
52. kathleenalice
53. thetiniestspark
54. greenapples
55. Frozenboogereatr
56. Lizzle
57. hardlyacting

12  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Cornish Pixie- Harry Potter Style! (My first Polymer Attempts) on: July 06, 2007 02:01:18 AM
Hi guys, well I made this little fella a while ago for the End Of Harry Potter Swap. He is based on the Cornish Pixie in the 2nd HP movie. Hope you like him- it was my first polymer attempt, so he and his manic little grin are close to my heart!!

This is him at his new home! Click

I used a rough armature made of wire, foil and paper tape.
I strangely found the face the easiest and most fun to do.. whilst the arms and legs were quite a bit harder than I had thought!
The wings were some.. I suppose sheer? sort of fabric that my grandmother gave me. I stitched it onto wire frames and painted it grey with acrylic paints.
I was slightly reserved about re-baking clay (although I'd read that was what you do.. It was my first attempt so I thought I'd try not to..) I think he may have turned out a little better if I had realised there wasn't any harm in.. for example.. baking the head before I attached it to the body!
13  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Mother's Day / Some little things for mum.. on: June 23, 2007 07:40:23 PM
So I know mothers day was a little while ago- but I just got around to taking pics of the things I made her today..
She got this card and canvas with some chocolate, her very own atc (egyptian themed that I gained in a swap with Katxena) and a beaded ring made with tiny pink crystals and white pearls that I couldn't get a decent picture of!

The card is leopard print with all different things- a butterfly with little wire and beads antanae, some tulle and cute fabric and a button resting on handmade paper, an Australian one cent coin and a few other bits and pieces...
The canvas I painted in all different browns, reds, blacks, pinks, greys and got the funniest pic of my mum laughing hysterically to put on top of it all.. the letters strung along the wire with beading spell "SMILE" !!

She liked it all and I hope you guys do too!!
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Discussion and Questions / Crafty Penpals! on: April 25, 2007 04:42:52 PM
Ok.. so the other penpals thread has about 88 pages to it, so I thought (if it's ok) I might start a new thread so people who may have posted a while back, but are still looking for their crafty kid penpals, get the opportunity to find them!

I thought it might be a good idea to list, at the bottom of your post if you are still looking for a penpal and the date, so people don't think your post is outdated.. Example at the end of this post...

The way it works... (modified from brena80's thread)

1. Post your bio.
2. Look through the bios and pick some pen pals.
3. Check thier date at the bottom of their bio (it's probably safe to say that if they havent updated in over a month they are either unavailable or unable to update their post!)
4. PM them and see if they would like to exchange addresses
5. Write write write!

So! It's been a while since I started this thread.. I've been away from Craftster for a little while, but I thought I'd update my bio and see if anything comes of it!

I'll restart shall I?

My name is Brianna, aka MC B-Dollaz, aka Hitmonbree, aka Miss Dolly. I'm currently 22, and will be 23 quite soon.
I am from and still reside in Australia.. currently finishing up my uni degree and getting some casual (high school) teaching work.

I like lots of cool shiz:

Fashion. Especially bargains, white dresses, vintage/thrift-store handbags and things with sparkles.
Music, and singing along to it..
Reading. It's sexy.
Humour (in most forms).
Art Exhibition openings, and the free gin that comes with them. Oh, and the art too.
Cute films about how people like each other and things.
Pretty perfume bottles.
Black mascara.
Birds. Mainly owls, peacocks and tiny, spiritely ones.
Big trees and fairy glades.
Status updates.
Spitting a quick lyrical mix (it'll give you a fix, like mario splittin' bricks on star power, grab me a controller, we'll game 'til all hours.)
Unexpected C-Bombs.

Im prone to fantasy- I love things that capture my imagination and I'm hugely nostalgic, I'm a hoarder, I have issues when it comes to throwing things away, either for their craft or sentimental value.

I'm a procrastinator- I'd prefer to write a letter to you!

I'd love to hear from people with similar interests and enthusiasm to write and receive creative letters, spit some rhymes, exchange smalls gifts and whatnot.
Show me some lovin'!

edit: Just updating the profile.. hit me up if you wanna be my pal of the pen! (23rd August 09)
15  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) / ViolinRomance.. Gallery Stylezzzz! on: April 13, 2007 07:33:52 AM
I know there is a general gallery.. but I will be posting a whole tonne more VERY soon (actually as soon as my swap partner in OWS 21 receives- don't wanna spoil the surprise!)

so.. here we go..

Female Syndicate Writers  (traded!)

Fairy with Tiger Wings

Friday 13: Broken Mirror

Friday 13: Black Cat

Thanks for checking them out! Would love feedback and comments Cheesy

edit: New atc that I made today.. It's called Peacock Perfect... hope you like! The image is a bit dodgy- scanned... but hopefully you get the effect Cheesy

Constructive criticism welcome too!


edit: added on 29th April... these are the atc's I sent to redheadedali in the OWS round 21.. tell me what you think!!

Victorian Wings

Tea and Scones with the Royal Guard

I Don't Understand You, Ben.

Swallow 1 (1/2)

Swallow 2 (2/2)

Pin Me Up Tiger



Love Is A Beautiful Dream

Life Tree

The "Conversation Heart" Series

i love you

kiss me

sweet heart

honey bunny

be mine

16  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Not too sure what to call this-journal-type-thing :D (lotsa pics) on: April 12, 2007 06:57:49 AM
Hi everyone!
Well, I made two journal type things for two of my closest friends- I only have pics of one at the moment- I'm so bad at a) remembering to take pictures to post and b) actually taking photographs, but I'll hopefully get my hands on the other to show as well.

This one was for my friend Ann-Marie. She is a fan of greens and aquas, hence this cover:

This is inside the front cover.. I also made a Pin Up Girl bookmark in the same theme.. it was in the little pocket but it decided to disappear for the photo!

Then I did a page devoted to the meanings of her name- and left room for writing and what not.. I wanted her to be able to make this book so beautiful and special for her- to let her add picture and lyrics, writing, thoughts, etc...

Some more pages, inspired by things she likes such as magazine ads and Thailand, also a picture of us at one of our favourite places to chill out- Max Brenner.

And the back cover:

All wrapped and raring to go!

I suppose it's an accordian style book- it ties at the side with ribbon.
Hope you guys like it.. feedback and comment welcome!

17  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / Valentines Pirate Book on: February 24, 2007 04:46:27 PM
hey craftsters,
Just thought I share my little Pirate Book with you all. It was a Valentines Day gift for the fella... the pictures of the book aren't the greatest quality but, I hope you like!

Front cover: I used so cardboard covered in black paper with gold and red details- some letter stickers and a pirate flag with a small frame i picked up. I also made the little sword that is hanging off the bindings off the book from 2 of the same stickers and some cardboard.

The pictures I've included in the book were taken at my friends 21st Pirate Party...
p. 1&2 : Us



7&8: our friends at the party, the birthday boy and his mum

9&10: that little heart I'm holding was chocolate off the cake.. mmmm...!!

The back cover

The little message basically says that I love the way he will do things, like dress up as a pirate, with me coz we just have the best time!

Thanks for checkin' it out guys!
18  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / *Insert sassy title involving a scrapbook here* on: February 13, 2006 04:26:10 AM
hey guys,
so I've been crafting away a scrapbook for the boy for a while now. I've done a few pages, this is one of the most recent plus just a little storage page i thought would be cute. He went to Japan at the end of 04 and there are quite a few pages on that.. I'll post some more when I get some better pictures..

latest page- Kinkaku
the writing says: The Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku) is named so because it has been is gilted in gold. Topped by a golden Chinese Phoenix, Kinkaku is surrounded by Kyōko-chi (Mirror Pond) and enshrined are the stones Fudō-myōō as guardians. And at the bottom it says Kyoto, JAPAN

sorry about the glare

this little suitcase is for him to keep pamphlets and other collected memories in.. i thought i should black out his last name though.. for privacy reasons i guess!!

thats it from me.. let me know what you think!
19  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / *Gymnastics Memory Book* on: November 29, 2005 12:58:04 PM
hey guys,
well this is my newest creation... it's not overly professional looking... but I think it will do the job.
I've made.. I guess you could say...an album... but its only got the pages that you'll see below, for a friend that has been at my gymnastics club for probably 13 or so years. She's leaving at the end of this year and we wanted to do something nice for her.. so here it is..

The colours of our gym are green, gold and white- hence the layout.

There are still a couple of photo's missing- it's not completely finished.. so that's what the noticable gaps are.

The front

Detail Beading


Page One




Back Cover

And that's about it!!
20  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Scrapbooking: Completed Projects / *18th Birthday Memory Book* on: September 11, 2005 07:24:17 PM
Hey guys..
thought I'd share my newest creation. It's pretty much a book of memories.. mainly from when my cousin and myself were younger. She's turning 18 tomorrow so I wanted her to have a little keepsake.
Hope you guys like it

The Front

A few of my favourite pages...

Misc cute pics and us with our Great Grandfather- Pop

My Fav pages: Her 2nd Bday and a juice related pic

The juice

Balloons and Bathtime!

Off To School

And thats about it from me Smiley

Edit: Was edited to be put here.. I just had it in the completed crafts section- thought it belonged here more so Smiley
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