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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Jan 17, 7:29 PM
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    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more!
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 7:29 PM
    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more! 2nd Jan 17 at 7:29 PM
    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
    • By nimbo 2nd Jan 17, 7:30 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 7:30 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 7:30 PM
    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

    18.

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    20.
    Last edited by nimbo; 21-01-2017 at 7:37 AM.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 2nd Jan 17, 8:52 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 8:52 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 8:52 PM
    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
    • By mrs-moneypenny 2nd Jan 17, 9:08 PM
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    • #4
    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:08 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:08 PM
    Thanks nimbo, I'll think of my list.
    SPC~12 ot 124

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    • magical
    • By magical 2nd Jan 17, 9:45 PM
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    • #5
    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:45 PM
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    • 2nd Jan 17, 9:45 PM
    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
    • Magpied
    • By Magpied 3rd Jan 17, 1:51 PM
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    • #6
    • 3rd Jan 17, 1:51 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 1:51 PM
    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
    • By craftingmad 3rd Jan 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 3:15 PM
    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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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 3rd Jan 17, 3:16 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 3:16 PM
    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
    Last edited by craftingmad; 04-01-2017 at 2:47 PM.
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 3rd Jan 17, 4:26 PM
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    • 3rd Jan 17, 4:26 PM
    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
    Originally posted by magical

    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
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 3rd Jan 17, 5:33 PM
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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
    • By greentiger 3rd Jan 17, 7:55 PM
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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!
    Last edited by greentiger; 03-01-2017 at 7:59 PM.
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 4th Jan 17, 2:46 PM
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    I like jellie am counting items I have made without buying any new stash.

    I am declaring a further 11 items towards my total:

    5-12. Prayer Boxes for order
    13. Fairy Jar for order
    14 & 15 - Earrings (also used some card stock by mounting them all pretty)

    Happy stash busting
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 4th Jan 17, 7:20 PM
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    I've not even started yet!
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    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 4th Jan 17, 9:06 PM
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    Greentiger you probably need a break- I was worn out just reading about your makes in the last thread!
    Project 2 completed from stash- an art journal for a friend.
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 5th Jan 17, 12:45 PM
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    Managed to get more stash busting done today as needed items for orders so am declaring a further 5 items towards my total

    16 & 17. Prayer Box (order)
    18 & 19. Magic believe bells (order)
    20.Wooden heart (order)

    I did receive a massive box full of new supplies from The Works today though Bu tthey were ordered before 2017 so I haven't cheated yet

    Keep stash busting everyone
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    • WJN222
    • By WJN222 5th Jan 17, 1:06 PM
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    Hi all, new forum member but long time lurker!

    Would love to join in this year. My stash is getting beyond a joke!

    I would like to aim for 12 projects. I have a cross stitch disney picture for a friends little one on the go at the minute and have at least 5 other projects planned!
    • Magpied
    • By Magpied 5th Jan 17, 1:30 PM
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    1. Decorated spread in filofax - used up the end of a washi tape and a few stickers... have tons of stickers so won't count them.
    2. Leatherette filofax ring protector
    3. Leatherette filofax fly leaf front page
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 5th Jan 17, 9:53 PM
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    Jellie, it comes in fits and starts.
    I've started another (different) crochet blanket, but I don't think I can count it as stash as I bought the wool specifically for it - even although I bought it in September!
    I was in the Range today and I didn't buy anything - unless 3 wee rolls of Christmas washi tape (price 50p) counts
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    • magical
    • By magical 6th Jan 17, 8:56 AM
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    Please forgive me for i have sinned.

    I went to a hospital appointment in london and outside they have a fabric stall.Plain cotton is only 1.50 a metre.Usually its about 4.99 in the shops.

    im not going again so thats my excuse and im sticking to it ��������

    I thought you count projects made without buying stash.I can't decide what to count now.

    I have made a project from a kit i brought last year. So thats my 1/20
    Last edited by magical; 06-01-2017 at 3:58 PM.
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • *Jellie*
    • By *Jellie* 7th Jan 17, 7:29 AM
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    Project 3 from stash- art journal for me. Will have to work out pictures at some point!
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