The Maples Christmas in July Retreat 2021

Hello lovelies,

I can't believe I accidently deleted my first post ever! Doh! So I am re writing this one - and trying again!

How would you like to get away from it all for 3 full fabulous days in the scenic Adelaide Hills? You can spend your days creating beautiful cards and 3D craft with me in a spacious craft room with a view. Come join us, and let me spoil you!!


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

When: Friday from 10am, 23rd July – Sunday 3pm, 25th July 2021

Cost: $280. $50 non-refundable deposit on booking, retreat fee due in FULL- $280 by 1st April 2021. (Bookings close 1 April 2021 or until sold out.)

Accommodation: extra, payment direct to Hahndorf Resort – approx. $175 per night twin share – 1300 763 836 There are units & cabins currently being held for us.

Payment details: I accept cash & direct debit

Sharni Haines NAB

BSB: 085 436

ACC. No.: 2479 34382

Come join me in the beautiful Adelaide Hills for 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! July – December 2021 Mini 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 July 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!

Here are some pictures of my last retreat in October 2020

The last retreat was over the Halloween weekend!

Everyone will have a whole table to themselves - you can set up on the friday and leave it all out until the Sunday!

What’s Included:

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

- 6 x Christmas Card kits

- 4 x Technique Card kits

- 2 x 3D project kits

- 1 x Home Christmas Decor Project kit

- 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

- Gifts & Giveaways

- New July – December 2021 Mini & Sale-A-Bration Catalogues

- 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

Extra Things:

There will an opportunity to participate in Kris Kringle - details coming soon.

- The Maples Pop Up Shop will be there should you need any extra supplies and items.

You will need to bring:

- Your own tool kit supplies

- Snips

- Acrylic blocks for stamping

- Ink pads (I will let you know what colours - & 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

Breakfast & Evening Meals

There is a privately owned Bistro located steps away from our craft room. Their food is delicious, and I highly recommend breakfast and dinner there (bookings essential – I will organise closer to the date). We have eaten there before and were very satisfied. Prices are good and so too is the service. You are also welcome to BYO your breakfast, every unit/cabin has a fridge, microwave & kitchenette.

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 $175/night twin share.

There are also two-bedroom units – 1 queen and 2 singles - $175/night. 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

Bookings have commenced and places filling up - love to see you there!

Deposit & Payment

To hold your place, a non-refundable deposit of $50 is required (first come first served basis). There are limited spots as I like to keep groups small for a better-quality experience!

Up front FULL payment or instalments are accepted. All payment plan instalments must reach me by the 30th of each month.

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

FULL payment is due 1st April 2021.

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).

Any more questions? Please send me a message, I’d love to help.

I am very excited about this event; I believe it will be fun and magical and a perfect time to spend 3 fabulous days indoors crafting during the cold and woolly days of winter! I can’t wait to start designing all the beautiful projects and sharing them with you.

Looking forward to seeing you there,


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Life of Charlie

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