2022 Craft Retreat,  Events,  Fundraising

Stamping with aMac October 2022 Craft Retreat

We had our very first three night retreat!

There was a choice of two or three nights and my crafters loved having an extra day night and day to enjoy!

Thanks so much to all of the wonderful crafters who were able to join us! We had a very creative and fun filled event where we shared ideas, hugs, fun, food, drinks and laughter.

To be honest, I’m exhausted but it was worth every minute to create a place for friends to connect and forget about the other ‘stuff’ that we have happening in life.

We had great weather other than the hail storm… but thank God no cars were damaged!

This was a very much needed, and welcome, weekend of fun for many at beautiful Bornhoffen PCYC in the Gold Coast hinterland.

Have a look at what we got up to…

Here’s a glimpse of the beautiful scenery which we are surrounded by at Bornhoffen…

After weeks of preparation, here is a look at our name place cards, bag tags and a bit of the hall set up.

Now we are ready for a weekend of crafty fun!!!

This Retreat we fundraised for You Have a Friend.

This is a local charity who are 100% not for profit, supporting the homeless, marginalised and single parents/children in the Coolangatta/Tweed district.

We raised an amazing total of $800

The prizes were donated by Stampin’ Up!, Jackie McGee, Jan Howly, Belinda Seaton, Robyn Cavuoto,  Marnie P and myself.

Apologies if I missed someone and thank you so much to all of the contributors of the prizes!

There were so many prizes to choose from!!!

I also collected donation cards which I’ll drop of to their Op Shop and they can either donate them or sell them to raise more funds.

My amazing Dazzling Divas Team member Jan Howley, generously created some projects to add to the fundraiser and raised $164, which is included in the tally above.

Thank you Jan.

You are awesome!

Some of the fabulous projects that were created over the three days of the retreat…

I was so blessed to have so many in my Dazzling Divas Team able to attend. It was so nice to get to know each other better and to have some fun.

The Stampin’ Up! mug was a bonus gift to my team members who attended.

Our awesome Dazzling Divas team member Robyn made these special gifts for all of our team who attended.

Thank you Robyn, you are a gem!

How cool is this!!!

One of our crafters was so excited about the retreat that she went the extra mile and found some AMAZING special craft shoes!

Now that’s dedication to ‘card making’…

I had many helpers behind the scenes and with the set up and clean up!

Thank you Laura and Jackie for designing and prepping the bonus make and take projects.

Thank you Maree, Adriana, Elaine and Robyn for behind the scenes prep too!

Thanks Robyn for transporting a heaps of stuff and helping to set up along with Teresa.

Thanks Karen for selling the Raffle tickets.

Thank you so much to ALL of you helping with pack up and clean up!

So much was going on, special shout out for extra help to Anita, Deb, Janet, Denise, Leanne, Robyn, Annette M – you went above and beyond! 

Here are some of the thank you gifts I received.

Thanks again from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who came and helped. I really appreciate all your support and the help that I’ve received.

Save the date for the next retreat which will be happening in 9-12 March 2023… stay tuned for details

Happy stamping,


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