Merry Moose Wonderland

I’m so delighted to be hosting this month’s challenge over at Sparkles Monthly Challenges choosing #158 – Die Cuts and/or Punches as my theme.

I love nothing better than using die cuts for my papercraft projects and I used quite a few die cuts for this page including one of my favourites – the Merry Moose Sizzix Thinlits by Tim Holtz.

It looks like Merry Moose is looking forward to Christmas this year while walking through a winter wonderland; I hope you’ll join in the fun too, it would be lovely to see you there (smile!).

I started by covering the chipboard page with a layer of Speckled Egg Distress Paint and left it to dry. Then I used lots of Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlits to create the scene; this included a Branched Birch Thinlits Set which was cut from some white linen cardstock, a Woodlands Thinlits set for the fir trees cut from some green foil corrugated cardstock, a Merry Moose Thinlits set from some cream linen cardstock and a Winter Wardrobe Thinlits set for his bow from white linen cardstock. I layered the trees together using double-sided tape and I cut out the snowy foreground from some of the white linen cardstock. The Merry Moose was coloured using Vintage Photo, Ground Espresso and Antique Linen Distress Ink and his bow using a Dark Red Blend TriBlend Spectrum Noir marker. The two little robins, flying across the page, were stamped using a Picket Fence Studios stamp set and black Archival Ink; they were coloured using a Earth Brown Blend and the Dark Red Blend TriBlend Spectrum Noir markers and then fussy cut out. To finish, I added the “walking in a winter wonderland” wording which was a die cut sticker from a Christmas Sticker Book by Tim Holtz.

I hope you’ll join us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges, and for more inspiration please check out the amazing Die Cuts and/or Punches projects from my Sparkles Buddies in the Design Team too; we would love for you to join us so please be sure to check out the rules here.

Here are all the Thinlits sets I used to create my Merry Moose Wonderland page.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing a couple of pints of Dark Side of the Moose beer; it’s from Purple Moose brewery in Porthmadog, Wales and we enjoyed it last week at one of our local pubs – Cheers and Happy T Day everyone!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.


As well as Sparkles Monthly Challenges, I’m pleased to be joining the following challenges:

Paperbabe Stamps and their #180 – Anything Goes challenge with my Merry Moose page.

MLCCB #47 – Anything Christmas Goes over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog with my Merry Moose Wonderland page.

Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge #27 where Anything Christmas Goes with my Christmas Merry Moose page.


16 thoughts on “Merry Moose Wonderland

  1. Your moose is quite fun Jo. I like that die, and how you used it too, especially the big red bow. And that’s a great beer name. The dark side of the moose. I love the play on the Pink Floyd song as well as on the name of the brewery. Happy T day. hugs-Erika

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  2. I love your Merry Moose. Those thin let’s are really great. I have quite a few and love using them.
    That beer sounds fun too. I like to name/ wordplay.
    Happy T Day,

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  3. You have gotten a LOT of mileage out of the Merry Moose die. I think it’s adorable and can see why you like it so much. I was impressed by the fir trees made of corrugated foil. They gave that added sparkle to the page.

    And of course, that moose goes so well with the Dark Side of the Moose bitter beer. I would GLADLY join you for a glass of that. We don’t get much bitter beer in Kansas, so that would really be a treat. Thanks for sharing your clever journal page and your bitter beer from The Purple Moose Brewery with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  4. Your page is lovely, that sure looks like a merry moose. Your beer look delicious – purple moose, eh? I liked the saying in the background “dark side of the moose”. Hilarious.

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