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Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more!

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nimbo
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Hi crafters,

Using the concept from the 2016 thread (and goingback 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 plough through our crazy big stashes...

Welcome to the new 2017 stash busters thread.

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

Well done to all the crafters who took part in 2016. Everyone was amazing and the thread helped so many people that hopefully 2017 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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  • nimbo
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    edited 21 January 2017 at 9:37AM
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    To all - if you add targets and items made in big bright text I will try to keep these updated... (this may only last a week).

    1. Craftingmad 32 / 2017

    2. *Jellie* - 2 / 365

    3. Mrs-MoneyPenny -

    4. Lady Morticia -

    5. GreenTiger - 2 / 200

    6. Magical - 3 / 20

    7. Lfj0X -

    8. Squishy Love 1989 -

    9. Nimbo 41 / 500

    10. Magpied - 3 completed

    11. WJN222 0 / 12

    12. Wit40iwtwan 0 / 30

    13. Keepcalmandcraft /100

    14. MoominmMamma89 0 /12

    15. Snozbwrry 0/12

    16. MaisieM 12 / 100

    17. Deb4 20

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    20.

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  • *Jellie*
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    Thanks for the shiny new thread nimbo and for running the last couple of years crafting mad.
    Hopefully this year I will be better at posting. I don't have a clue how many things I make or could make from stash. I'll aim for 365 and won't sweat it if I miss by a mile.
    More importantly I enjoy so many crafts I eed to make a real effort to stop stash taking over the house .....which hubby says looks like h*bbycraft!
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  • mrs-moneypenny
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    Thanks nimbo, I'll think of my list.
    SPC~12 ot 124

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  • magical
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    I would love to join please.I'm going to aim for 20 as i don't want to put to much pressure on myself.

    So exciting.Thankyou x

    Oh and a question.If you make cards, do you count them individually or do a batch and count them as one x
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters:D
  • Magpied
    Magpied Posts: 87 Forumite
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    Hello
    I'd like to join again, and hoping to get a lot more crafting done this year, tempted to enter a few crafting classes in the local county show(!) - not too sure on numbers yet, but now have written down crafting ideas into a book which i should look at for inspiration (and motivation...)
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  • craftingmad
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    I'm back and thank you for starting this new thread nimbo :) Count me in. I am aiming for 2017 makes as I really need to bust my stash this time :) It is out growing our house :)
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    edited 4 January 2017 at 4:47PM
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    I can already declare 4 items - cards made by me and the kids for nannies birthday (and my son has made granddad's birthday card too :)

    1-4.Birthday Cards
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  • nimbo
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    magical wrote: »
    I would love to join please.I'm going to aim for 20 as i don't want to put to much pressure on myself.

    So exciting.Thankyou x

    Oh and a question.If you make cards, do you count them individually or do a batch and count them as one x


    That would be up to you. I seem to flip flop between counting items made. And items finished up. Last year i counted cards individually.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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  • *Jellie*
    *Jellie* Posts: 3,018 Forumite
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    I count cards individually or I'll never make my target! I'm counting anything I make where I do not buy anything new. I've made my first make
    1. Moneybox

    I'm part way through making an art journal.
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  • greentiger
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    edited 3 January 2017 at 9:59PM
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    magical - I count the different stash items used per item I make, eg card, adhesive, ribbon, gems, envelope = 5. I've not stooped (yet) to counting individual gems though! I'll be taking a hem up on DH's trousers, so that'll be 1 for thread. It's a bit cheeky but it suits me.

    I'll go 500
    to start, nimbo. Thanks for starting us off.

    Good to see you back, cm. You'll nail that target be the end of the month at the rate you go!
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