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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Jan 18, 8:41 PM
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    nimbo
    Stash Busting 2018 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more!
    • #1
    • 3rd Jan 18, 8:41 PM
    Stash Busting 2018 - I WILL use my mountains of craft stash before buying more! 3rd Jan 18 at 8:41 PM
    Hi crafters,

    Using the concept from the 2017 thread (and going back as far as 2014 I think...) - originally set up by 'Crafting Mad' - this is hopefully to keep us all on track - and to help us all workour way through our crazy big stashes...

    Welcome to the new 2018 stash busters thread.

    You can find the 2016 thread here:-
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5386359

    and the 2017 thread here:
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5580023

    Well done to all the crafters who took part in 2017. Everyone was amazing and the thread helped so many people that hopefully 2018 can be the same.

    For those of you who are new here are a quick recap of the (very loose) rules:-

    The rules of the challenge are simple.

    You can make anything you like but everything you make must be made using items from your current stash.

    You are allowed to print things from cds etc and print any photos etc which may be needed for scrap booking pages but you must not buy any new stash until your target has been met (except for if it is something to enable you to finish of a project such as adhesive etc).

    However this challenge is just for fun so if you do sin (and I'm sure there will be many - with me at the top of the list!!) then post for forgiveness and keep creating and having fun xxx

    So who's with me this year? Tell me your target and you'll be added to the list Old and new members are welcomed alike

    Anyone can join in at any time

    Happy stash busting

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 23rd Jan 18, 10:15 AM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Lovely to have you back craftingmad
    Not finished anything yet this year but I've got lots on the go and intend to work from my stash only buying if I need something to complete a project.

    Well done to everyone who's already posting completed makes.
    grocery challenge February budget £400 spent £78
    SPC~11 No100 : : X4 O/t fund so far £600
    read your books challenge-currently on After you
    spirit of the wolf
    17in 2018challenge 1/18
    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 29th Jan 18, 1:04 PM
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    Deb4
    Hi All


    I have finally manage to do a card yesterday for mother's day really do need to get start but just haven't felt like, but did enjoy doing the card so maybe that will be the start.


    Happy crafting
    Deb4
    Stashbuster 2017 - 6/20
    Stashbuster 2018 - 2/35
    • magical
    • By magical 31st Jan 18, 8:04 PM
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    magical
    I!!!8217;ve made two toys. One for niece and nephew birthdays. Need to make lots of cards for feb birthdays.

    New total 5/35
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • bit by bit
    • By bit by bit 4th Feb 18, 11:12 PM
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    bit by bit
    Still crocheting little squares, it will be a while buit still going thanks to this thread.
    Wife, mother, gardener, nurse, cancer survivor. Aiming to retire at 55 in March 2021- 37 months to go.
    MFW 2018 #164 £100/£3200. Make 2018 in 2018 #30 £166.29/£2018
    Stash Busting 2018 0 projects as yet No Clutter to be Seen in 2018 Challenge: 14 bags of stuff plus 4 other items.(then 8 bags in, woe is me)
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 5th Feb 18, 7:40 AM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    I've finished a frank turner lyric inspired cushion. Got a cross stitch and a crochet blanket on the go at the moment.
    grocery challenge February budget £400 spent £78
    SPC~11 No100 : : X4 O/t fund so far £600
    read your books challenge-currently on After you
    spirit of the wolf
    17in 2018challenge 1/18
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Feb 18, 10:50 PM
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    greentiger
    Hi all

    1 x new home card and 5 Christmas cards done
    Stashbusting 26
    Reading Challenge 5/26
    Film Challenge 2/26
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 6th Feb 18, 8:02 AM
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    craftingmad
    Declaring a further 26 items as me and my son have just made a birthday card each for my hubby (his dad) and I have also made 24 mini seed packs for an Etsy order.

    Total now stands at 57/700
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 50/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 70/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
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    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 19th Feb 18, 1:15 PM
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    Deb4
    Hi all


    made an valentine day card which turned out better then I hoped it would.


    On to my next card now for a friends birthday at the end of March and also going to try and make some Easter card.


    Happy crafting everyone
    Stashbuster 2017 - 6/20
    Stashbuster 2018 - 2/35
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 20th Feb 18, 10:49 AM
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    craftingmad
    I'm quickly popping in to declare a further 13 items made.

    1 x birthday card made by my son using my stash so I'm counting it towards my total

    and 12 mini seed packs so I'm now up to 70 items which is 10% of my target reached
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 50/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 70/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • Ilona
    • By Ilona 21st Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    Ilona
    My stash is getting bigger. People keep giving me things, fabric mainly, and I can't pass a skip without having a look in and usually rescuing something, and yesterday I went to the Scrapstore at Hull and bought some super cheap fabric and paint. There is no hope for me.

    Ilona
    I love skip diving
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 23rd Feb 18, 8:36 PM
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    greentiger
    Hi again, craftingmad!

    Since my last visit I've made 4 general cards, 3 baby cards and a sympathy card. I am STILL using my hunkydory stuff (somehow it's been breeding again; I've no idea how!).

    Here are my January creations -
    untitled by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Stashbusting 26
    Reading Challenge 5/26
    Film Challenge 2/26
    Weight Loss 1 2.2/9
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