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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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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 8th Mar 18, 5:40 PM
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    craftingmad
    Sorry me again just quickly popping into declare two further makes (more bags of love for orders)

    So total now stands at 158/700
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Mar 18, 10:06 AM
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    craftingmad
    Good morning and Happy Mothers Day to all the mums
    I'm hoping to have a lovely morning crafting and I'm so happy with the cards that my kids have handmade for me

    I'm declaring a further 3 makes (one is the card my daughter has just made for me but it was using my stash so I'm counting it!) and the other two are wicker heart dream catchers using some hearts, thread, lace and crocheted flowers I have had in my stash for ages and never done anything with -until now

    So I'm now up to 161/700 - that's exactly 23% towards my target
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
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    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 11th Mar 18, 8:09 PM
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    craftingmad
    Sorry me again

    Just stopping by to declare a further 14 items towards my total. I've made 3 magnetic peg sets (3 pegs in each set but just declaring each set as 1), 2 pairs of flower earrings and 9 decorated notebooks.

    I've had the notebooks for ages and the foiled papers I used to decorate them have also been in my stash for ages (another item I was saving for a special project) but I've bitten the bullet and cut into 9 sheets so I'm hoping to use the scraps I have left from these sheets on another project very soon.

    My total now stands at 175/700 (or 25% so I'm now a quarter of the way towards my total)
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 13th Mar 18, 4:37 PM
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    craftingmad
    Oh no I feel awful now as its me again - talk about hogging this thread

    I'm going to very quickly declare a further 7 items taking my total to 182/700 (26% towards my target)

    I've also had a bit of a tidy up of my paper shelf today (had no choice as it was so full a shelf came out and I managed to get a pile of bits to sell or donate as well so my stash should hopefully be shrinking
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 14th Mar 18, 2:07 PM
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    craftingmad
    Oh gosh it's me again - I must have no patience as I only seem able to do quick projects at the moment!

    I've been busy making 5 more seed packs for an order and have completed a wooden hanging heart which has been in my stash a while.

    I'm also really proud of myself as I have been wanting a family tree picture for ages but refused to buy one as I knew I had stash which I could make my own with lurking in my huge collection. I have today finally managed to make one and even though I say so myself - I think its gorgeous.

    I do have to admit to buying a scrabble tile letter as I was missing an "S" tile (10p) and also some more glue gun sticks (£2 in the £shop for 32 which is a bargain) to complete my family tree frame today though and I might have also had a couple of packs of charms, mini foam flowers and some jewellery cord slip in there as well

    I promise that I shall turn these into something beautiful in the next few days though to save them just joining my mountains of stash I still have.

    So my total now stands at 189/700 which is 27% towards my target
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 15th Mar 18, 3:22 PM
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    rosie51
    Can i rejoin please, i will say 50 makes
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2018 Makes
    14/50
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 15th Mar 18, 4:03 PM
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    craftingmad
    I've been busy making some more stock for an upcoming craft fair I am attending so 9more items to declare today.

    8 x wish bracelets (made using some of the charms I bought yesterday)
    1 x travel card holder (for an Etsy order)

    So my total is now 198/700 (28% towards my target)
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • magical
    • By magical 15th Mar 18, 8:39 PM
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    magical
    Wow you have been busy craftingmad. What are the bags of love you make.

    Hi Rosie

    Finished a Mother!!!8217;s Day card so new total 9/35

    Why do I keep getting 8217 in my posts
    Comping for christmas x
    Thankyou to all posters
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 17th Mar 18, 9:23 AM
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    craftingmad
    Thanks magical. My bags of love are little organza bags filled with random things together with a handcrafted tag which makes sense of all the items inside.

    I'm declaring a further 11 items made yesterday - the rest of the pack of wooden hearts have been turned into inspirational quote hearts with the help of some pretty tissue paper and pva glue in my stash. I'm really pleased as I have had the hearts and tissue in my stash for ages!

    So I'm now up to 209/700 29% there
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 19th Mar 18, 3:38 PM
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    craftingmad
    Flying visit from me to declare 19 more makes taking my total up to 228/700

    My makes were 12 cards, some glittery unicorn stickers and 6 tile coasters which I have been meaning to make for ages
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 19th Mar 18, 4:20 PM
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    Deb4
    Hi everyone









    One more make a card for my friend's birthday, next on the list is 4 Easter cards need to check my stash to see what can be used up for them.


    I have a week off in April so I will try to get ahead with some cards, need to make an list to see what cards I need to make and what I can use up.


    Deb
    Stashbuster 2017 - 6/20
    Stashbuster 2018 - 8/35
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 21st Mar 18, 12:03 PM
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    craftingmad
    Me again
    If you are anything like me Deb4 then you will find a whole Easter themed card kit you had forgotten about! Here's to finding the perfect things to make the cards with

    I'm declaring further 6 items made - more tile coasters ready for my craft fair this Saturday

    So my total currently stands at 234/700 - I'm 33% towards my target
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 22nd Mar 18, 1:04 PM
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    Deb4
    You are right craftingmad I had a look last night in my stash for anything I could use for my Easter card and I have a few thing I could use.


    What sort of tile coasters have you made? I did try to make some scrabble coasters last year but they didn't look very good as the letters didn't line up.


    Deb
    Stashbuster 2017 - 6/20
    Stashbuster 2018 - 8/35
    • rosie51
    • By rosie51 22nd Mar 18, 4:07 PM
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    rosie51
    Have made 7 knitted mice and a complete outfit for each,14 make so far
    .
    No money, no worry. I am alive and that is all that matters

    2018 Makes
    14/50
    • kdalwayskint
    • By kdalwayskint 22nd Mar 18, 10:18 PM
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    kdalwayskint
    Can I join please? I crochet and machine sew mostly.

    Not sure I have a target number of makes in mind, I lost my mojo after Christmas as was poorly and it's only just started to come back!

    I'm mid way through my first project, started last weekend.

    Catch you again soon
    Saving for Christmas 2018 ~ £140.46/£365
    Wedding Fund £500/£2000
    Car Fund £108.46/£5000 ~ Bank of Mum £5000/£5000 done
    DFW Nerd #1155
    LBM 25/2/09 Debt at highest £8,037.35 now £0
    Credit Card £2370/£2500
    • craftingmad
    • By craftingmad 25th Mar 18, 12:48 PM
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    craftingmad
    Hi Deb4,

    Glad you found some things in your stash for those Easter cards

    I've tried scrabble tile coasters before as well and it is so hard to get the tiles to line up straight. I also found they looked a bit naff once I had put on a cork backing but I did sell a couple so hopefully were not as bad as I thought (either that the buyers took pity on my crafting abilities!)

    The tile coasters I have made use a normal small wall tile, pretty papers, modge podge and a clear varnish to seal them. I sold three at the craft fair yesterday so will definitely be making some more I think.

    I had a bit a of making frenzy Friday night as thought I might need more stock for my craft fair of the year (as it turns out I didn't as I hardly sold anything) so am declaring a further 59 makes. These include beaded angel keyrings, more bags of love, friendship seeds, easter sweet pouches and some pocket mirrors.

    That now takes my total up to 293/700 items - I'm 41% towards my target (can you tell I love working in percentages to keep motivated)
    Mortgage - £125k £32k OP Made 2010 £29320 OP 2011 £4200
    BTL Mortgage £81K BTL Mortgage £82
    No Craft Spending 66/365 Stash Busting Challenge 2018 293/700

    1% club member 17 - 100% reached 3 times £10k New Target £
    /
    • greentiger
    • By greentiger 1st Apr 18, 1:01 AM
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    greentiger
    HI all, I've been awol for far too long!
    Beast from the East brought us a new granddaughter on March 2nd so I have been busy admiring her!
    I didn't realise, what with the snow and the excitement I hadn't even posted February makes, so here they are!
    2 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    And here are my March makes. And yes, craftingmad, I did have an Easter card kit in my stash .... or two ...!

    3 by Bobbie Doctor, on Flickr

    Keep on busting that stash, everyone.
    Stashbusting 65
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    • Deb4
    • By Deb4 8th Apr 18, 10:00 AM
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    Deb4
    Morning

    made 4 Easter cards which I enjoyed doing and they went down very well next on my list is two birthday cards for mid/end of May.

    I know I have things that I can use up to make these, I am off for a week so will get started on them then

    Happy Sunday
    Stashbuster 2017 - 6/20
    Stashbuster 2018 - 8/35
    • mrs-moneypenny
    • By mrs-moneypenny 12th Apr 18, 8:22 AM
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    mrs-moneypenny
    Morning all
    Wow you've all been busy.
    I've finally got off the blocks and used some stash.
    I finished the crochet blanket for a homeless person and have made 50 beads of courage bags for the local children's oncology Ward, I'll get the final drawstrings added tonight
    All from the stash cupboard so I'm really pleased and Ive started another crochet homeless blanket and another crossstitch.

    Total makes from stash so far 52
    grocery challenge April budget £400 spent £108
    SPC~11 No100 : : X4 O/t fund so far £1400
    read your books challenge-currently on After you
    cherish all living things
    17in 2018challenge 3/18
    • nimbo
    • By nimbo 6th May 18, 8:33 PM
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    nimbo
    Well I finally have a password back on my phone now.

    I have been bad today and have picked up some crafty bits. I went to a craft fayre as well as some things at car boot sales. I have high hopes that I will get these used ASAP. Haha.

    I have serious plans for these things. I just need a month to be able to actually implement them.

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