Friday, 9 September 2016

Works And Wild Orchid Crafts Haul

I have a small haul share and some lovely goodies from Wild Orchid Crafts up on my You Tube channel today :)

Happy Crafting
Anna x

Like Forever September Kit Unboxing

Just thought I'd share my Like Forever September kit unboxing on You Tube :)

Happy crafting
Anna x

Saturday, 3 September 2016


It can be hard as the main photographer in the family to get photos of yourself and scrapping about you can feel a little vain, however, we have to remember that it's just as important to document who we are as it is to document the rest of the family.  Even more so when you have no kids.  

People think it's odd that I like to create scrapbooks when I have no children to pass them on to, however, I don't scrapbook to pass on my memories, I scrapbook so that when I'm old, I can look back and see how far I came, things we achieved, how Mark and I grew up together and grew old together.  I have a shockingly bad memory due to health issues and worry that I won't be able to remember my past as I get older so this is especially important to me.

Here is this weeks process video

Here is this weeks process video

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Enjoy the little things

This weeks scrapbook process video features the Like Forever Carefree subscription kit.

Sometimes you have an idea that doesn't work out the way you planned it, don't chuck that piece of paper out, turn it into something you do like instead :)

Here's the link to the process video

Enjoy The Little Things

Happy crafting
Anna x

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Go, See, Do

Today's process video using Simple Stories Carpe Diem papers, frames and Ephemera, Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals collections Prairie wildflowers and Industrial Chic.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Fresh Cup Of Happiness

Hi crafty peeps, today I bring you another process video!  Yes I am really getting into this whole video thing, it's quite fun and I've always loved learning new things.

The scrapbook page today is made with the Barista collection by basic Grey, I am determined I will kill this collection this week lol!  I only have a few 6 x 6 papers left and some stickers so it is possible :)

The photo is of a latte my hubby made for me, we are huge coffee addicts lol!  And I loved the way the coffee and milk had created layers in the latte cup, it was so pretty.  I just wanted to document that and it gave me an excuse to use up all those coffee related items I have been hoarding lol!

I had fun pulling out some old Bo Bunny stamps to stamp the background, I used the Stained Textures set.  With distress inks in Ground Espresso and Gathered Twigs, I added in some flair from A Flair For Buttons and some wooden hearts from Ebay.  I love the way this page came together, it was so quick and was finished in about 30 mins.

Here is the video


Basic Grey Barista collection, papers and stickers
A Flair For Buttons New coffee 1
Ebay wooden hearts
Distress Ink pads Ground espresso, Gathered twigs
Distress spray stain Ground espresso
Heidi Swapp color shine gold
Papermania gold glitter tape
The Range bare essentials wooden chalk board word bubbles
Heidi Swapp Mini gold glitter alphas
Dear Lizzy date stamp
Seven Paper phrase roller stamp

Saturday, 14 May 2016

My First PJ's

Hi crafty peeps, today I've got a scrapbook layout using the May Like forever kit.

It's full of sunny bright colours, and I chose photos to reflect that, the kit is full of  Paige Evans Fancy Free papers, Elle Studio ephemera and other gorgeousness :)  Here is a link to the kit contents this month LIVE OUT LOUD

So this photo was taken last year when I got Bailey a set of ducky PJ's, to say he wasn't impressed was an understatement lol!  I still haven't decided on where I want to put my journalling ar if I want to move the title so this may change.  The layout was done for the Like Forever FB group International Scrapbooking day, scraplift yourself challenge and I decided to scraplift this layout.

Here is the process video

And photos


Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paige Evans paper no6
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paige Evans paper no12
Cor'dinations TH Distress cardstock scattered straw
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Paige Evans Wood Veneer
Elle's Studio Little Moments Ephemera
October Afternoon Summertime Daily Flash labels
Hey Little Magpie enamel hearts rainbow stickers
The Range tissue paper
Simple Stories Summer Vibes enamel dots
WRMK chevron washi tape Apricot
Maggie Holmes Open Book fabric brads
Crate Paper Hello Love wood veneer
Faber Castell Gelatos metallic melon, lemon & tangerine
Faber Castell PITT artist pen XS black
WOW clear embossing powder
Versamark ink pad

Happy Crafting
Anna x 

Sunday, 8 May 2016

INSD Like Forever FB Group Mood Board Challenge FREEBIE

Hi lovely peeps, I had a lovely day yesterday scrapping away, hubby bringing me lunch and cups of tea to keep me going lol!

I entered a couple of challenges on the Like Forever FB group, this is the entry for Elsie Robinson's mood board challenge.  I loved the mood board, the colours were girly and gorgeous and I really loved the triangular shelves.
I really wanted to use the triangles on my lay out so I create a cut file in Silhouette Studio, I'm uploading it to my for you to download here.

Here is the layout, I'm not going to put a supplies list as it was all scraps from my stash.

Happy Crafting
Anna x

Saturday, 7 May 2016

International Scrapbooking Day Video Hop

Hi lovely crafty peeps!

Today is International Scrapbooking Day and I'm taking part in a Youtube video hop with the lovely Nancy Sinclair, AKA Kitty Scrapper.  I'll but the links below to all the ladies taking part in our video hop, all the ladies are from the UK.

Anna H - Anna Higginbottom -

So my video is full of me waffling on, I had such a hard time getting this page to work but I quite like it in the end, even though it is nothing like what I had originally intended lol!

Basic Grey Barista collection
American Crafts Black and white cardstock
Cor'dinations  White wash cardstock
The Range basic shapes moustache set
American Crafts Imprint Thickers
The Range sequins
Cocoa Vanilla Studios resin hearts
Heidi Swapp Gold phrase stickers
Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke Distress Spray

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Nommy Nandos Scrapbook Layout

Hi guys and gals, I have another scrapbook layout today for you :)

I received my May Like Forever kit this week, the kit is called Live Out Loud and it's certainly loud in it's colour selection!    The kit is gorgeous, and I love that it's a UK kit as getting the kits and product from the US is getting ridiculously expensive.

On to to today's layout, there is a process video for this layout here.

I chose the gorgeous Amy Tan Milk And Honey paper from the Better Together collection as my starting point, I must admit I am not an Amy Tan fan but I adore this paper and was going to order some, so I was thrilled when we got some in the kit.  The photo is from last August when we went out for my sisters birthday to Nandos, we don't get to see each other as often as we should so it was lovely to get to spend time with her and her hubby. This was a simple layout, it didn't take long at all and I love the finished result.

From the kit
Amy Tan Better Together collection Milk and Honey Paper
American Crafts Salmon cardstock
Pink Paislee Fancy Free Collection Buttons
Elle Studio Little Moments Ephemera
Pink Paislee Paige Evans No01 Paper
WRMK Chevron washi Apricot
From Stash
Simple Stories Summer Vibes chipboard frame
Simple Stories Summer Vibes enamel dots
October Afternoon Summertime labels
Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers
Metallic thread
Hobby Craft puffy stickers
Cocoa Vanilla Studios Free Spirit woodies
Heidi Swapp pink and coral color shine spray

Happy Crafting
Anna x

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Cherished Scrapbook Layout

Hey guys, another layout today using my Feb Like Forever Sub Kit with the gorgeous CocoaVanilla Studios collection.

Lots of stitching on this one, I just love this photo of my sister, she rarely poses for the camera so it is a cherished photo indeed!

I used a cut file from the Silhouette Studio store for the title, did a bit of mixed media with some modelling paste and a gorgeous butterfly stencil from Imagination Crafts and a bit of tearing and distressing to create more texture.


From the CocoaVanilla Studio Free Spirit collection I used the
Resin Hearts
Enamel Dots
Puffy Stickers
Dear Lizzie Tassel
Heidi Swapp Gold Glitter Label Stickers
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Raspberry and Rose Sprays
Imagination Crafts butterfly Flurries Stencil
Windsor & Newton Modelling Paste
Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Reinker

Happy Crafting
Anna xx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Hello Happiness

Hi guys, well time has slipped away again and here we are almost at the end of April.

Today I have some exciting news!!  I've uploaded my first scrapbook layout process video on YouTube!! YAY!!  Go check it out here

Here are some photos of the layout, I was using up scraps from my Like Forever Sub Kit and had very little to work with paper wise but I like the finished result and it was super fast to put together, I think it probably took less than half an hour.


From the CocoaVanilla Studio Free Spirit collection I used the
Resin Hearts
Enamel Dots
Cut Apart Sheet
Heidi Swapp Gold Glitter Label Stickers
Heidi Swapp Color Shine Coral Spray
Stampin Up Calypso Coral Ink Pad
Dear Lizzy Date Stamp

Happy Crafting and don't forget to check out my video
Anna XX

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Free Spirit Scrapbook Layouts

Hi crafty friends, well I let time get in the way again and I've been super busy with work, life etc.  Illness and injury have waylaid me the last couple of months which has not been fun but I'm on the mend finally :)

I subscribed to a scrapbook kit from Like Forever and I've been really enjoying playing with collections and papers I would never have bought because I thought they were too pink and girly, but somehow I've been making them work for me and actually loving all the pinkness lol!

The latest kit was all about Cocoa Vanilla's gorgeous Free Spirit collection.  It's full of beautiful pinks, peachs, navys and aquas.  Pretty florals, watercolour scripts and a lush aqua woodgrain which has to be one of my favs.

I've been busy making scrapbook layouts using the kit, I am determined this year I am going to get at least 2 years worth of photos scrapped and into albums.  I've already got all of last years photos printed as well as the majority of 2014 and I'm on a roll.

I apologise right now for the exorbitant amount of layouts I will be posting of my gorgeous puppy :)  I just can't help taking photos of his uber cuteness!

Here are the layouts with the Free Spirit kit so far

Tranquil Beauty

Layout of a beautiful pastoral scene my hubby photographed on one of our walks up in the Lake District last year. The horse was stunning, so beautiful, in a gorgeous wild setting, surrounded by sheep and lambs. I used the Cocoa Vanilla Free Spirit collection, die cut the title on my Cricut and die cut the butterfly from water colour paper on my Cameo, and coloured it with gelatos. The background was coloured with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Coral, TH Distress spray in abandoned coral and Mr Huey's Sea Foam spray. The stencil was reversed chicken wire from TCW.

Fabulous and Priceless

A layout of my niece, the colours reflect her bright bubbly nature and her crazy fun personality. Lots of texture created with modelling paste coloured with Stampin UP calypso coral ink refill. Lots of splattering with Navy, coral, blush, rose, mint and gold Heidi Swapp color shine. The quote was from a cut apart sheet in the collection and was perfect for my niece as she has just graduated from her performing arts degree and loves nothing better than playing a character


A layout of my neffypoo .smile emoticonHe's completely different from his sister, much more chilled out and laid back. I added in some project life cards from Kaisercraft bluebay collection to bring in more navy and aqua.  The title was cut on the Cameo from watercolour paper and coloured with mint and navy Heidi Swapp colour Shine and I splattered the page using the same colours.

Beautiful Dreamer

My gorgeous youngest niece, I wanted to convey the day dreamy side of her nature, she is very much like me and I wanted to keep the layers soft and pretty so added vellum and tissue paper, I think this has to be one of my favourite pages.  Some of the flowers are part of the Free Spirit collection, I also added in some Bobunny crochet flowers too and a Dear Lizzy tassel, lots of different texture and dimension on this page.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Crafting
Anna :)