Exciting News!

Exciting News!

Hi everyone!

Today I want to share some exciting news with you.   A little while ago I was contacted by Anna Goldfarb about an article she was writing for the Styles section of the New York Times.  With the success of the Netflix show “The Queen’s Gambit,” there has been an increased interest in Chess Sets and she wrote an article about how to create your own chess set and she found one I created a while ago.  I feel very honored and flattered that with everything available online today Anna found my creation and reached out to me! Sometimes it is the little things that spread hope and joy!  If you are interested in creating your own Chess Set, you can find the digital file available in my Etsy store here.

Thanks for visiting today!  Sending crafty hugs and prayers to everyone.  Stay Safe!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

5 responses »

  1. I am so pleased for you. You are so talented I so enjoyed taking your classes and wish I could take another one. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas.


    • Hi Doreen my sweet friend 🙂 I miss you and think about you often! I would love to do a class again if things ever get back to something normal. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Stay safe! Hugs xx


      • Thank you for your nice reply. So nice to hear from you my friend. I often wondered what new designs you were coming up with. I was so enthralled with the beautiful cards you designed and wanted to learn so much more from you. I sure hope you get an opportunity to come back to Moncton sometime and put another course on. I enjoyed it so much. Stay safe and perhaps we can connect again in the near future. Hugs.


  2. Cathy MacDonald

    Hi Joann, So good to see a post from you. Wishing I could have another class with you……maybe 2021 in Moncton. Still using the Heartfelt creation dies and stamps. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. Cathy MacDonald Moncton


    • Hi Cathy, so nice to hear from you! I hope you are doing well! Would love to connect again at some point if and when the world rights itself! Sending all the best for the Christmas season to you are your family! Miles says Hi as well! Take care my friend! xx



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