They’ve Arrived!

New Puzzles

The new puzzles are here! The new puzzles are here! Happy dance! 💃💃💃

I’d seen the Colorful Bottles around online and I thought it looked like an entertaining puzzle, when my PADS flared up last weekend and the opportunity presented itself – what else could I do? It’s an Aimee Stewart, I can’t possibly be held responsible for my lack of restraint. Of course once that puzzle was in my cart I couldn’t just buy one puzzle, I had to buy enough puzzles for free shipping – I mean, you wouldn’t want me to lose money would you? 😇

Next of course was the Common Quilt Blocks, it’s so beautiful and full of color and interesting fabrics. Gorgeous! It’s the one currently on my board and I’m having a fantastic time so far.

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Aimee Stewart’s gorgeous Banana Split puzzle was the next one I picked out, who could resist all of those beautiful colors? As with all of her puzzles I’ll try to hold off a little bit to make sure there’s always a fun, colorful puzzle with her artwork around when I need a bit of uplifting. I don’t think I’ll be able to wait too long though, it looks so fun!

As for the cereal boxes, my inner child is responsible for this one. With six 100 piece puzzles around I’ll have something fun as a palate cleanser between larger puzzles. (Plus, look how cute they are!)

Classic Games is full of very old mostly board and card games; I’ve never seen or heard of almost all of them, but it looks like a great time in a box. Anyone old enough to remember the old tv show McHale’s Navy from the early 60’s? It was over before I was even born, but apparently there’s a board game; most of the other games shown are just as old or even older!  This puzzle was the last to go in my cart because I wanted a smaller piece count to round out this purchase. It jumped right into my cart before I knew what was happening. 😮

Review: Oh My, What a Pie!

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Oh My, What a Pie!
Oh My, What a Pie! – Ceaco – 300 pieces

This was the most difficult puzzle so far from the Sweet & Salty multipack. It took me at least 10 times longer than a 300 piece normally does. Wow. And I have to say it looks amazingly real – if it were also a scented puzzle I wouldn’t be able to keep my son away from it!

Again, I’m naming these myself as they aren’t named on the box or in the foldout poster enclosed. I started the first few with just plain, boring, descriptive names like Donut and Macaroons. Yawn. Then I decided to punch it up a bit with What, No Chocolate?! and today’s Oh My, What a Pie! I’m hoping to keep finding more fun and interesting names, and perhaps I’ll come up with some enigmatic, bizarre sounding name that has absolutely nothing to do with the picture. 😁

Ceaco puzzles have a great selection of images to choose from, although sometimes I find the quality to be lacking. The quality of these puzzles has been better than I expected, especially from a multipack. The fit is excellent, the images are beautifully reproduced, and the pieces are a good thickness. Sometimes the chipboard is fanning on the backs of the pieces, and there are some that aren’t cut all the way through; overall though, the quality is good. Click the link above to see their puzzles currently in stock at Puzzle Warehouse.

This image was quite difficult, and had me working it completely differently than I normally would. I started off by separating all the pieces by shape, which is something I usually only do near the end of the puzzle or when there are large areas of one color. It doesn’t look as though it would be so challenging, but it really was! So much so that it overwhelmed me and I set it aside for several days and only worked on it a few pieces at a time.

As usual though, the closer you get to the end, the more you get excited to finish and see the entire puzzle completed. It’s not an easy one, but I was so proud when it was done! If you enjoy a challenge, consider the Sweet & Salty multipack by Ceaco, I’m enjoying it very much! 4 down, 4 to go. 👍

Details:

  • Title:                  Oh My, What a Pie!
  • Artist:                iStock
  • Brand:               Ceaco
  • Piece count:     300 pieces
  • Size:                  Approx. 14 in. (36 cm)
  • Purchased:      N/A, sent for review

Quality:

  • Board:               Good
  • Cutting:             Good
  • Image:               Very good
  • Box:                   Average, 8 puzzles in 1 box
  • Fit:                     Very good
  • Puzzle Dust:     Moderate amount
  • Piece cut:          Grid cut
  • Piece shapes:   Good variety
  • Finish:               Slightly shiny finish, lays flat

Overall Rating:      Good, recommended

 

I received this product at no cost in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are truthful and 100% my own.