On the All Jigsaw Puzzles store, the most popular types of jigsaw puzzles are nostalgic, animal wildlife and christmas puzzles. We wanted to tell you a bit about some of the more unusual puzzles available and perhaps you might want to give them a go?
These offer a unique challenge and are lots of fun to complete. This Disney-themed puzzle is popular with customers who like to do puzzles with younger members of the family.
You can get a jigsaw puzzle of your favourite TV programme so that when the series ends you can ease yourself off your addiction with a relaxing jigsaw puzzle. We are finding that many customers are doing just this, with this Poldark jigsaw puzzle.
There are some truly stunning fantasy art jigsaw puzzles out there. This one by the obviously talented Cris Ortega is particularly popular.
Eurographics carry several of these collage type puzzles. This Vintage Travel Ads 1000 piece puzzle shows a collage of ads from the around the world. A fun and interesting puzzle.
Have you seen this range of jigsaw puzzles featuring images from Punch magazine? This range exclusively available for All Jigsaw puzzles feature very unusual designs that you won’t find anywhere else!
Let us know if you try something a bit different. After all, variety is the spice of life!
Cynthia and the All Jigsaw Puzzles team.
This week’s puzzle of the week is the beautiful Gamekeeper’s Cottage 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle by the talented artist Gill Erskine-Hill.
Gamekeeper’s Cottage by Gill Erskine-Hill – 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle
This beautiful winter snow scene shows an isolated cottage in a Devon Valley. You can almost feel the chill of the winter’s day contrast to the welcoming warmth implied by the friendly curl of smoke from the chimney.
This jigsaw puzzle makes me think of Christmas day walks, wrapped up in hats and scarves against the cold. You arrive home with red noses and cold fingers and warm up in front of the fire with a cup of tea and a mince pie.
Gill Erskine-Hill Collection
Gill Erskine-Hill has been painting for 30 years in a variety of locations, being fortunate enough to have lived and worked in Devon, Scotland, Norfolk and the Dordogne area of South West France. Following a move back to Devon, she is re-experiencing the beauty and diversity of this part of Britain and drawing inspiration from the people and landscape there.
To view all of Gill’s jigsaw puzzle designs click on the image below.
Puppies in Christmas hats… I am just going to leave this here..
Cynthia and the All Jigsaws team
p.s. I have been staring at this Christmas Puppies jigsaw puzzle for about 20 minutes and I can’t think of anything to say that is better than you just looking at this picture. So if you have time, you should do that.
p.p.s. You can click on the image to view on the All Jigsaw store.
p.p.p.s. There’s also a Christmas Kitten one… click here
p.p.p.p.s. Ok – everyone needs to calm down. Maybe I just need to calm down. Ok just me.. Sorry. See you next week!
This week’s puzzle of the week is the Dickensian Yuletide Jigsaw puzzle from the Ambler Cartoon Collection. This 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle is a unique blend of the Ambler world and Charles Dickens!
A Dickensian Yuletide Jigsaw Puzzle – Ambler Cartoon Collection – 1000 piece
At first glance this looks like a typical Christmas scene illustrating your favourite Dickensian characters such as Scrooge and Oliver Twist. But look a little closer….
Why is there an Australian man in his Bermuda shorts wandering around and Tiny Tim has a Pie shop? Who’s been scrawling graffiti on the walls and who is the attractive lady in the red and green “outfit”?!”
Packed with detail and lots of humorous little illustrations, the Ambler Cartoon collection puzzle will make you smile as you piece it together.
Michael Durkans’ Ambler Cartoon Collection
This is the final instalment for the the Ambler 16 collection. This fun range show familiar scenes with an Ambler twist! You can find all the other available Ambler cartoon collection jigsaw puzzles by clicking here.
The Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle is highly anticipated every Christmas. This is the 20th in the series and is developed by Ravensburger’s British design team.
Santa’s Christmas Party – Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle
This puzzle is called Santa’s Christmas Party. It shows Santa and his team of helpers at their Christmas party, after all, if any team deserve a fantastic Christmas party, it’s these guys! They have been working hard to get everything ready for their big job on Christmas Eve.
This is a party that everyone wants to be at. Every elf, fairy, reindeer and even the family pet are in attendance. Plus the Boss’ wife, Mrs. Claus, has come along and everyone is having a wonderful time.
Ravensburger Christmas Jigsaw Puzzle for 2016 – LIMITED EDITION
This jigsaw is part of the Limited Edition collection on the All Jigsaw Puzzles store. They only make a limited number and the Ravensburger Christmas puzzle is always extremely popular.
Limited Edition jigsaw puzzles are only available for a short time. By clicking on the link below you will find jigsaw puzzles from Wasgij, Gibsons and, of course Ravenburger. These manufacturers only make a limited amount of these so order now so you don’t miss out.
Are you looking forward to the Great British Bake Off final this evening?
We certainly are, but GBBO finals are always tinged with sadness, because you know that you will no longer have your weekly fix of salivating over all the delicious looking bakes.
Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzle – 500 piece and 1000 piece
We have the perfect solution for that! These are the official Great British Bake Off Jigsaw Puzzles from Gibsons, so you know they will be great quality and be fun to puzzle! There are 500 piece and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles for you to choose from.
While researching this blog post I found this post from the Telegraph with times and info on the GBBO final but I also highly recommend the 10 Best British Bake Off Innuendos video. Click here to view
We hope you enjoy making these puzzles which celebrate the fabulous Great British Bake Off.
The All Jigsaw Puzzles Team
p.s. Yes – Selasi is on there. Let us know who your favourite to win is on our facebook page.
Have you seen the informative and stunning range of historic map jigsaws?
A historic map would make a beautiful gift for anyone who’s interested in maps. Not only are they interesting and beautiful, they are great fun to do. Each jigsaw puzzle comes with an A3 size guide print.
What’s so special about these historic maps?
These 1000 piece map jigsaws are taken from John Speed’s magnum opus – the Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. The Atlas was published in 1612 but the individual maps it contains are dated 1610 / 1611. They build on the earlier ground breaking surveys undertaken by the master Elizabethan cartographer Christopher Saxton. They introduce colourful cartouches and town/plans around the map edges to resemble works of art as much as maps. The political history of the time can be traced through the various coats of arms of powerful families used around the borders of the maps.
These individual maps are amongst the most sought after of historic county maps. They are not only informative, as they give a representation of counties in the UK in 1610. They are highly decorative and are fun to complete.
If you want to find out a bit more about John Speed, try the link below;
Interestingly, the 3 most popular Historic Map Jigsaws by county are
What do you think of these historic map jigsaws? Let us know in the comments below.