I had lunch with my friend Gill a couple of weeks ago and we were talking about Christmas food and the subject of mincemeat came up. I told Gill I'd be making a batch of home made mincemeat and I asked her if she would like a jar. She said yes - but then went on to say she doesn't like currants! I've always faithfully followed Delia Smith's recipe which definitely includes currants. This year I omitted them and just increased the amount of sultanas and raisins to keep my friend happy!
I decided to make a topper for the jar lid. I was chuffed I got to use my 'Deliciously Made for You' stamp from the SU! 'Creatively Yours' set! I stamped that in Real Red ink, added some Baja Breeze snowflakes and punched the circle out. I sponged the edges with Real Red ink and layered onto a larger Baja Breeze circle which I popped up on top of the Real Red doily. I added 3 punched snowflakes and placed jewels in the centre.
Here's a closer look at the topper. I saw Gill today and gave her the jar and she said the mincemeat looked lovely and she was impressed that I'd left out the currants! No doubt I'll get a review when she's actually tasted it!
Stamps: SU! Creatively Yours set, PSX Snowflake Medley
CS: SU! Real Red, Baja Breeze & Whisper White
Ink: SU! Real Red & Baja Breeze
Tools: SU! Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlits die, circle punches, Fiskars snowflake punch, sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: rhinestone jewels, 3D foam pads