Monday, 12 July 2010

Redcurrant Jelly

I had planned that this tag would be photographed with a beautiful jar of redcurrant jelly for my Passion for Papertrey challenge entry this week - but I haven't had time to make it yet! I have picked the fruit though and as far as I am concerned redcurrants are definitely the most beautiful fruit in the garden. On the bush they have a luminosity that is unrivalled and I'm always rather sorry to see the bush stripped of its beauty when I'm finished picking.

Anyway - the current challenge is to create a summertime project and preserving the soft fruit my garden produces is something I enjoy doing every summer. I've used my new PTI Friendship Jar set, Darkroom Door's plaid background stamp and some red and white bakers twine. I hope to be in the kitchen preserving a lot this week as the blackcurrants are also ready for picking and I've managed to freeze as many raspberries as we have eaten already! Definitely a good year for soft fruit!

Apology!! I've been really bad at keeping up with my blogging friends over the past week or so. I'm really sorry not to have been able to comment as much as I like to do - but I'm setting aside this evening to catch up (fingers crossed)!


  1. Beautiful tag! The jelly will be yummy for sure once you get the time to make it. Not to worry about visiting during this time of the year. With it being summer there is so much to enjoy outside. I love when everyone shares a little 'snippet' of their lives through photos on their blogs. I have guests in my stamping room/guest room. No way can I get inky. Just keep sharing those gardening photos!

  2. Yum! And what a gorgeous tag you created to adorn the jelly with. :) Theresa

  3. Ann, this is exquisite. I love the little pot of redcurrant jelly and especially the way you've stamped the fruit inside. The red & white twine is the perfect finishing touch as well. Love everything about it x

  4. Your tag is GORGEOUS Ann!! I've never tasted red currant jelly (or any kind of currant jelly for that matter ;) Now you have my curious, I'll have to seek some out and try it.

  5. Beautiful. The red ink looks so wonderfully juicy. And I love that baker's twine!

  6. Oooh this is a scrummy tag, Ann! I love that you photographed it with some redcurrants - bet they make delicious jam!
    The bakers twine looks fab on your tag - I need to get me some ;D
    Thanks so much for joining our challenge on A Passion for Papertrey!

  7. What a beautiful tag, Ann!!! I will have to live vicariously thru you regarding this Friendship Jar set. Love how you colored the fruits inside...they look so juicy and striking!

    I'm salivating here just looking at those beautiful redcurrant from your garden. They look yum-o. Homemade jelly with homegrown fruits... priceless!

  8. YUMMY tag Ann! Love that vibrant red!

  9. yummmmmy, my mom has them in the garden too, they taste great with vanilla pudding! Love your pic and hope you will still be able to make a jar full of yummyness. The label for it looks alredy great!


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