Well, here it is, the post that tens of readers have been waiting for – my completed birthday puzzle! It is without a doubt the most beautiful and entertaining puzzle I’ve ever assembled – absolutely fantastic!
These are almost all of the whimsies, they’re so beautiful! Laser cutting makes it easier to cut such wonderfully interesting and detailed whimsies; it’s always so much fun to go through all the pieces and find them.
I started with the red flowers, then moved on to the orange-ish colors. It was very slow going because of my surgery and the recovery, but I can honestly say I enjoyed every single piece.
Once I got the bottom done, it was easier to work upwards and figure out what the edges looked like. The artwork by Phil Lewis is so stunning, and it makes for a fabulous puzzle image!
There are so many beautiful areas of this puzzle, it was difficult to choose what close-ups to photograph. I truly had the best time with this one, I’m so thankful hubby picked this one for my present. ❤ He has good taste. (Well of course he does, he picked an awesome wife!)
There’s so much stuff you can’t see until it’s completely assembled and you flip it over. I definitely didn’t find all those skeleton pieces when I first sorted the puzzle, and that gorgeous flower in the center of the puzzle isn’t visible until it’s complete. So pretty!
There aren’t enough adjectives to tell you how happy this puzzle made me, and how much I enjoyed it. It was the best!
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Congrats on an amazing accomplishment, Stacey. It is certainly one of the most beautfiully cut puzzles I’ve seen and amazingly colorful.
Quick question, I have a wood puzzle by Artifact Puzzles that I reviewed for them at one point called The Messenger. It is super cute and a great assembly. I was wondering if you might like to borrow it and put it together. If I recall it’s somewhere around 250 to 300 pieces.
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How sweet of you! I would love to!
Shall we swap? I have wooden puzzles from Artifact, Liberty, Wentworth, Peaceful, Zen, and StumpCraft. Any of the puzzles I’ve done float your boat?
Wow! So glad you finished this one- the image and piece cut are beautiful!
Thanks Betsy! It’s a gorgeous thing of beauty!
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