Haven’t had much time in the craft room of late, but that isn’t for the lack of not wanting to craft, we have a new family member, I announced this a couple of weeks ago and figured it was time to share our news here on my blog for those that may not follow me elsewhere..

Please welcome our new little bundle Bentley…



When we lost Roly last year, it just about broke me in two and I think there will always be times where I miss him incredibly, but I am sure that Roly had a part in helping us choose, well at least I would like to think so…our first little boy we chose, sadly passed away and we both thought that we were not destined to have another dog, but then a black labrador Mum gave birth to 3 healthy golden boys and we knew that we were meant to have this little one come into our world..


He has grown even over the last couple of weeks, giving cheek and back chatting and really coming alive with his own personality, puppy stage is hard, the sleepless nights, the going to the toilet by myself I feel is over as I have a constant companion LOL and a constant little shadow, but it is so worth it..I know our boy Roly would approve :)

Now that I have introduced him to you all, how about a card share.

I have been meaning to share some of my latest cards that I created for Darkroom Door, I know I did share one with you, but figured it really is time to share the next..


This one was probably my favourite, as I love anything travel and postal, so when Rachel designed the Postcards Texture stamp I was so pleased to have it in my hot hands and from there I whipped up this card..

There are so many new stamps in this latest release, if you haven’t had a chance to check them out you can do so HERE..

Well I am off to check on Bentley..

Have a great night!


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  • Dawn Gordon

    I cried tears of happiness for you. I cried when Roly passed. He knew what a good mum you were and sent Bentley. As a mum to 6 cats, I do know what it means to have no privacy in the bathroom!

  • conil

    Oh dear me, Bentley is adorable…there’s something about labs. It’s plain to see that he’ll be devoted…personally, I haven’t been to the bathroom alone for more than 15 years. Enough of that! This card is pretty wonderful, as well. Love anything to do with postage. You, once again, have created a terrific collage that’s close to my heart.ReplyCancel

  • You had me at that first picture – I’d do anything for those eyes! Our one and only dog was part yellow lab, so I’ll love watching Bentley grow up and hearing all about his (mis)adventures! Our Brandy is still remembered because he chewed the corner of a little chair-side cabinet when he was a puppy, leaving his mark there forever! Enjoy him!ReplyCancel

  • Cute pup and great card!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Baker Cox

    Bentley is ADORABLE! We lost of yellow lab, Bruno, almost 5 years ago, and I still tear up when I think about him. He was such a good dog. Now we have 2 black labs, Tucker, 3, and Bear, 2. The puppy stage is so exhausting, but absolutely worth every moment!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Baker Cox

    Oh yeah, the card is gorgeous, as usual!! I love everything you do! :)ReplyCancel

  • Awww he is TO CUTE FOR WORDS! Nothing beats a cute puppy face :) What did you name him?ReplyCancel

  • Dawn T

    I’m a bit behind commenting Joy… just love the photos of Bentley. He is very adorable. Just love the card too… very classyReplyCancel

  • Oh, your new puppy is so cute! And such a great name, too!
    And your card is fabulous, Joy! I love it!ReplyCancel

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