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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 2nd Jan 17, 8:29 PM
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    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more!
    • #1
    • 2nd Jan 17, 8:29 PM
    Stash Busting 2017 - I WILL use my mountains of craftstash before buying more! 2nd Jan 17 at 8:29 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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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 16th Sep 17, 8:01 PM
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    Hope you're well on the road to recovery, magical.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 18th Sep 17, 1:08 AM
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    12 fat quarters used up making 6 mini reversible totes for the nursery where my DDiL works.

    17917 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • magical
    • By magical 19th Sep 17, 7:14 PM
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    Green tiger I love these
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 29th Sep 17, 8:22 PM
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    A pair of "perfectly odd" socks
    20170924_111618 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    a retirement card
    28917 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    and my usual extras!
    28917 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • magical
    • By magical 30th Sep 17, 12:05 PM
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    Wow greentiger you have been busy. Love the all. I've got back into crafting. Yay. I've made a Halloween box for my nephew and a Christmas box to put my brothers present in. Will see if I can add pics later.

    New total 18/20

    Last edited by magical; 30-09-2017 at 7:43 PM.
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 30th Sep 17, 10:50 PM
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    Thanks, magical.

    That's a lovely Christmas box - did you print the card too?
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    • magical
    • By magical 1st Oct 17, 5:37 PM
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    Thankyou. No I used cream card for the box then cut bits of Christmas paper to stick on x
    Comping for christmas x
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 7th Oct 17, 8:19 PM
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    One more card for my Grandson's birthday tomorrow (inspired by inkaboutme.blogspot.co.uk) .

    6.10.17 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
    Last edited by greentiger; 07-10-2017 at 8:24 PM.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 10th Oct 17, 9:39 PM
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    101017 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    birthday cards - square one wil be for my DD.
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 11th Oct 17, 9:38 PM
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    The cards are lovely.

    I!!!8217;ve been very slack in the crafting front. I have a stack of mending at the least I should get through.

    Hope you!!!8217;ve all been busy.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 11th Oct 17, 10:52 PM
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    Thanks, nimbo.

    Oooh, mending!!???!!! I've got some of that to do too .....
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    • Debrak1
    • By Debrak1 18th Oct 17, 10:36 AM
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    A finish!
    I!!!8217;ve finished 3 Cross stitch cards made from magazine cover kit from 2014. This has probably been asked loads of times but how do I upload photos? I!!!8217;ve tried copying the link from Instagram and Flicka but nothing works?
    Last edited by Debrak1; 18-10-2017 at 10:46 AM.
    Stashbusting 27/50
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 23rd Oct 17, 11:44 PM
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    I use Flickr, Debrak1.

    Click on the picture you want in Your Photostream.
    Click on the Share Photo arrow at the bottom right.
    Choose BBC code and image size (I choose small 320 x 150).
    Copy the code and paste in your post.

    I hope that helps.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 25th Oct 17, 10:00 PM
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    More cards

    I needed a sympathy card, so I made the same card in two colourways. I chose to send the cream/pink version with the pearls. I found the sentiment on Pinterest.

    2017-10-25 19.02.21 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    I then made my grandchildren's Hallowe'en cards. Same card, 3 ways.

    2017-10-25 20.10.01 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    And I did some mending!
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 27th Oct 17, 10:51 PM
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    grandson's Hallowe'en costume

    271017 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 29th Oct 17, 7:04 AM
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    So I have seen a bottom a new m&s jacket that came off. 111 / 500

    I bought a next suit for 13. Which needs a new button too.

    That!!!8217;s next. It!!!8217;s been crazy busy at work so I!!!8217;ve been doing 12 hours in the office and bringing stuff home with me too. This weekend I worked all day yesterday and am hoping to get some things finished this morning so I can go out for lunch.

    I have two things on top of that button that need mending. That is my aim for this week.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 29th Oct 17, 7:54 PM
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    Good for you nimbo. There is no point giving yourself an unrealistic target. I sewed buttons on 2 pairs of trousers #feeling pleased.
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 31st Oct 17, 10:07 PM
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    20171030_194750 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    a few more Christmas cards
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    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 13th Nov 17, 8:24 PM
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    selection of birthday cards
    20171112_205849 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    and Christmas cards for my grandchildren
    20171112_165101 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr
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    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 25th Nov 17, 7:33 PM
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    The cards are lovely.

    I have another button to sew on a suit jacket. I thinks the button has a raggy edge of some sort. It!!!8217;s severed the thread twice now.

    I!!!8217;m setting small targets craft wise.

    I have cracked open an oyster and gained 6 pearls to make into a mobile. My partner bought it for me. It!!!8217;s a total gimmick but hey...

    I!!!8217;ve sadly not made anything much recently and I think I!!!8217;m missing it.

    Stashbuster - 2014 98/100 - 2015 175/200 - 2016 501 / 500 2017 - 200 / 500 2018 3 / 500
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