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Christmas In August Retreat

 12-14 August 2022

WHEN: Friday 12 - Sunday 14 August 2022

TIME: Arrive Friday any time from 10am to 4.30pm Sunday.

COST: $300  (Accommodation and some meals extra). Stall payments welcome, Full Amount due June 1st, 2022.

WHERE: Hahndorf Resort, in the Lake View Function Centre, 145A Mount Barker Road Hahndorf, SA 5254

THEME: This time it will be all about Christmas Elves! So please bring along one and it's wardrobe and any props! There will games, competitions and prizes. (keep your Elf's name secrete!

Max 20 people.


This will be a true 4.5-star pampering weekend away from it all! Come and join us for 3 amazing days in the beautiful Adelaide Hills where we will be creating  very beautiful Christmas themed projects using all Stampin'Up! products. The whole kit will be provided and full instructions and assistance  will be given throughout the 3 days. 

This will be a  wonderful ‘Christmassy ’Crafty Weekend where you can experience some focused time away from it all and learn some fabulous craft techniques using stamps, ink paper and other fun mediums. You will receive a Goody Bag with all the projects kits, a Stamp Set & coordinating Dies, embellishments and full instructions to create CARDS, HOME DECORE & 3D PROJECTS. I will be there to help with any questions or techniques too!

There will be no set agenda so you can craft and create your projects at your own pace. This way, you will have time to relax, learn and have fun while creating beautiful designed projects in your own time.

You will be given a project booklet with all the set projects and full instructions to keep. There will also be video tutorials recorded on a private Facebook page for you to access during and after the event.

Your fabulous weekend begins on Friday whatever time you can arrive. Craft room opens at 10am. Morning tea will be served at 10.30am (it can be put aside for you if need be) with setting up your own table and unpacking all your goodies from your Goodie Bag.

Everything you need will be in there. You can explore the Resort Park by taking a leisurely walk around the grounds, sit and relax with a cup of tea or get started on your projects. There will be samples on display so you can see what the completed project will look like.

There will be internet access so you can also log into our private Facebook group to watch the tutorial videos.


This is a perfect opportunity to build up your Christmas card stash ready for December and gain some fresh new ideas using fun and creative techniques in a relaxing environment among friends.


You can choose to make as much or as little as you want. Everything you need will be in your kits so you can finish at home if you wish.

We will be using brand new products from the Stampin’ Up!  Catalogue. It will truly be just like Christmas, but a little early!

Those who know me, know that I LOVE to spoil you and try to make your weekend as special as possible. My Christmas Elves will have prizes, pillow gifts, games and other sweet surprises for you throughout the weekend.

Keep in mind that August in the Adelaide Hills can be cold! So, remember to pack layers to keep warm. The craft room will be warm and comfortable as will your cabins with air conditioning and electric heated beds!

Please feel free to bring along any other projects you wish to work on.

The food is delicious, the setting is beautiful, the accommodation lovely and the time away precious!

What’s Included:

A Goodie Bag FULL of project kits for the whole 3 days.

- 25 paper projects

- Stamp & Die Bundle to use with your projects & to keep (you can swap out the set if you already have that set for equal or less value)

- All the embellishments needed to complete your projects

- Project Booklet with all tutorials & instructions

- Pillow Gifts

- Games & Giveaways

- Your own table each to set up and work on all weekend

- Name Tag Lanyard

- Bingo Cards (for Bingo games)

- Delicious morning & afternoon tea for the 3 days

- Lunch for the 3 days

- All day tea & coffee

- Bin for each table for scraps


You will need to bring:

- Your own tool kit supplies

- Snips

- Acrylic blocks for stamping

- Ink pads (I will let you know what colours - & I will bring some to use too)

- Pencil

- Rubber

- Ruler

- Tweezers

- Paper piercer tool

- Craft mat (I will supply a paper mat)

- Wet ones

- Water bottle

- Snacks (but probably won’t need them!)

- Any other items you like to use

- Money for Saturday & Sunday breakfast (or BYO) & Friday & Saturday dinners

- Your favourite adhesives - Dimensionals, double side tape & liquid glue

- Container to hold/protect your completed items

Accommodation Details

The units & cottages are walking distance away from the craft room, they have been renovated and have comfortable heated beds, a kitchenette, kettle, microwave, fridge, lounge area, TV and fabulous showers!

There are lots of different units and cabins to choose from, I recommend the two-bedroom units. Each room has a queen size bed and split system air conditioner. They are $188/night twin share.

There are also two-bedroom units – 1 queen and 2 singles. You can even go for a larger cottage if you have a bigger group. All bookings must go through the resort directly, a deposit for the first night is due on booking. I can help pair you up if required.

This resort can book out fast, so please don’t leave it too late.

Direct number is 1300 763 836 – Hahndorf Resort


Deposit & Payment

An $80 deposit (non refundable) on booking.

When making a payment, please leave your name and notify me when you have made it.

FULL payment is due 1st June 2022.

Once you have registered - If you are a Facebook user, I will invite you to a private group where all information will be shared, and please send me all your contact details.

I accept cash & direct debit

Sharni Haines NAB

BSB: 085 436

ACC. No.: 2479 34382


Refund Policy

Due to the time, effort, personal details, planning and investment put into this intimate event far in advance for everyone attending, all deposits and payments are 100% non-refundable. In the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled by the attendee or organiser due to illness or COVID restrictions you will have an option to attend a rescheduled event or have your Goodie bag and gifts sent to you to create at home.

There is also an option for you to transfer your spot to another if you can find someone.

Cancellations of accommodation is between you and the Resort…keeping in mind, you will need to settle the fees with your cabin buddy (unless you can find someone to take your place in the cabin, out of fairness and consideration, you will be required to still honour your share of the fee).


  • The Maples Shop will have some essential items you might need – extra adhesives, cardstock, embellishments.

  • To cut costs, it’s BYO breakfasts or you can join me for a cooked breakfast in the main street of Hahndorf.

  • Friday & Saturday evening meals – to be organised. (you may choose to go home at this time and return in the morning, but we will be having catch up/free time in the craft room after diner.)

  • Accommodation – you have a choice of a queen size bed in a cottage to yourself, a shared room or a two-bed room cottage that can sleep up to three peeps. There are also other cottages that can sleep larger numbers.

  • Don’t live too far away? You are also welcome to just stay at home and come every day.



 Looking forward to seeing you there!

Take care, loves and hugs,

Sharni. XX


For further enquiries, please feel free to contact me.

Sharni Haines

0417 087 448


my bank details for direct debit payments (please let me know when you do send me a payment, thank you)

NAB Sharni Haines

BSB 085 436

Acc. No. 247 934 382


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Hello crafty friends! I'm Sharni Haines from South Australia, welcome to The Maples where beautiful paper crafts and magical memories are created! I am in LOVE with paper crafting and adore Stampin'Up!® products which is why I am an Independent Stampin'Up! Demonstrator! 

If you live in Australia and would like any information about becoming one yourself for the great discounts, connections and or to start your own business...please contact me. I would love to have you join my gorgeous Sharni's Angels Team! x


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