Friday, 18 July 2014

By the Tide

Morning!
As those that follow me will know I've had a few days off here at Crafty Hippy. I've been super busy with Little Hippy and work, and I've also not been very well the last few days. I'm starting to find a bit more balance in my life and as much as I hate not updating my blog I'm learning it's not going to kill me if I don't!

Well I was hoping to get some good, restful sleep last night but the AMAZING thunderstorms (and my daughter!) took care of that. I've been up most the night as a result.

Image from the Telegraph website taken by reader Dr J A Whitehead in Bath. 

In the papers this morning they reckon that in two hours alone there was over 3000 lightning flashes recorded, there were certainly two notable storms that came over this part of Surrey. Ironically, my daughter woke up in the lull in between storms, she said the rain woke her! Thankfully she was not aware there were storms happening otherwise she would have needed to come into my bed and that would mean a wriggling, worried chatterbox!! Not brilliant when you have a banging headache and need desperately to sleep. Of course she was as bright as a button this morning and I am somewhat lagging behind!

There is some brilliant footage of lightning strikes in cornwall found on the Telegraph this morning: 3,500 lightning strikes hit the UK and Ireland over three hours ahead of hottest day

Whenever I think of Cornwall I of course think of the sea which has prompted today's post. It is actually a CASE from the lovely Joanne Penney of Toocraftyjo fame (thanks Jo!).

By The Tide, Stampin' Up!

By The Tide, Stampin' Up!

I've used By The Tide to stamp the gorgeous lobster, script and coral. The watercolour effect was made using the Happy Watercolour set which has now retired, but there is a very similar stamp in the new Work Of Art stamp set available now - use the Shop Online Now button to browse or buy the Official Stampin' Up! Webshop.

Thank you for the inspiration Jo!

I'm hoping that Thor will bring us more thunder tonight!
Back tomorrow,

Lauren
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