Sunday, January 2, 2022

New DT members and a Farewell

 It's with a heavy heart we say good bye to three Design Team members and our Admin Jane.

Although I (Maaike) have been helping behind the scenes, Jane was our mastermind, supporter and coordinator of all things CAS.

But it's time for a nice peaceful retirement, so: goodbye Jane we will miss you dearly.

Also departing from our Design team are: Lucie, Arlene and Joy. They have made fabulous things throughout the years, thank you for all your work and dedication.

But we're also welcoming three new Design Team members, we've given you some sneak peeks  in the past few challenges, but here they are in alphabetical order:

Neil Burley

 Greetings! I'm Neil and I am a mixed media artist/designer/tutor and maker based in Leicester, UK. I run classes in my purpose-built studio covering everything from card making to scrapbooking, jewelry making to quilting. Fun fact: I can't knit. I love the whole CAS aesthetic and am delighted to be part of the AAA Cards DT - I hope you're inspired by my cards.

Sue Symens

Hey there! I am so excited to be joining the AAA Cards design team. I am a wife, mom, farmer and a prolific card maker. I love CAS cards but I get most inspired by a great challenge that stretches me. I have been stamping for over 20 years and can't wait to see how AAA Cards challenge stretches you. 

Hi I'm Tristan and I've been paper crafting in some form for over 15 years and my blog Tinstar Designs is an anagram of my name. By day I'm a Learning Partner for a large bank and am mum to a nearly 15yr old girl finishing Year 9 in high school. I'm also a tragic netball mum. I'm on design teams for the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge, Fusion Challenge, Just Add Ink and Get Creative Challenge and can't wait to join the other talented AAA Cards designers in providing inspiration for our challenges.

Happy New Year to one and all! Next week the start of a new challenge, hope to see you then!


  1. goodbye to Jane who did an amazing job and I loved being on the DT with her as my leader and goodbye to all other DT members and hello to all new ones! Maaike I am looking forward to you being the new leader and am sure you will be fab xx

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  3. Thanks to Jane for everything!!! Arlene, Joy and Lucie, it has been great designing with you!!!
    And a big welcome to Neil, Tristan and Sue!!

  4. Thank you and Farewell to Jane, Lucie, Arlene and Joy. Thanks for all of your work and inspiration. Welcome to to the new team members.


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