The Christmas Cats Jigsaw Puzzle Cobble Hill Link was such a fun retro image to assemble. There's enough color and details to keep it interesting and not any touch areas to make it daunting. The cat coming out of the tree is the best!
You may enjoy the Christmas Camper (Amazon Link) also by Diane Dempsey and Cobble Hill puzzles.
Brand: Cobble Hill Puzzle Company
Title: Christmas Cats Jigsaw Puzzle
Artist: Diane Dempsey
Size: 48.9 x 67.6cm or 19.25 x 26.625″
Overall Experience: Great
Cut Quality: Great
Board Quality: Firm
Shape Cut: random
Image Quality: Great
Hardest Area: None
Puzzle Dust? None
Finish Quality: Smooth matte
Box Quality: Good and solid new small size
Sealed Pieces Inside Box: yes
Was this purchased new? no
Price: Picked for review
Recommend Level: Highly
Time: 8 hours
I did my usual sorting routine.
These puzzles come with a very nice quality poster as you can see in the image and shown with the border completed. The new size of the Brand boxes are so much more convenient and now the poster is larger. The image below shows the box and poster using the Puzzle Peak Box-Poster Stand Amazon link displayed. I used the new smaller box lid into the blue slots (back), then from the front I used the slip-in slot for the poster that held the poster upright into position.
I decided to start with the Christmas tree because it was a big chunk of similar colors. It went together quite easily and I was pleased about that. Then as I pursued other areas like the Christmas presents, ornament balls, lights, books etc, I found the pieces were just 'flying' into place. There was really no particular area that was challenging.
I seemed to get through this one faster than I thought I might. I really do LOVE assembling Christmas jigsaw puzzles and have several completed by different Brands. One of my most favourite Christmas puzzles is by Cobble Hill puzzles too and it's titled Holiday Candy - it sure was challenging to assemble and I do put it on my wall every Christmas as a form of decorations.
I now can recognize Diane Dempsey's artwork which is very appealing not only for Christmas images but others as well. See more information on Diane below.
I also want to mention how nice the matte finish is on the Cobble Hill puzzles. They are non glare images and they feel so nice when my hands do the 'once-over' upon completion of the puzzles. Now they have the smaller box and bigger poster, both are convenient. You can see the nice random cut and quality in the close up images below.
About the Artist Diane Dempsey
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About Cobble Hill Jigsaw Puzzles
Cobble Hill is a Canadian company that specializes in producing high-quality jigsaw puzzles for adults. The company has gained a reputation for producing visually appealing and challenging puzzles that are made from durable and eco-friendly materials.
One of the standout features of Cobble Hill puzzles is their unique designs. The company collaborates with artists from around the world to create puzzles that are not only challenging but also visually stunning. They have puzzles featuring iconic artworks such as Gustav "Klimt" puzzle and festive designs like "The Village Tree". They also offer themed puzzles such as animals, landscapes, and nostalgia.
Cobble Hill puzzles are made from high-quality, recycled materials that are durable and environmentally friendly. The puzzle pieces are thick and sturdy, making them easy to handle and assemble. Additionally, the pieces fit together smoothly and accurately, ensuring that the finished puzzle looks seamless and well-crafted.
Another notable feature of Cobble Hill puzzles is their commitment to sustainability. The company uses recycled and biodegradable materials in their puzzle production, and they also use vegetable-based inks in their printing process. Additionally, they donate puzzles to nursing homes and Alzheimer's facilities to help individuals with cognitive challenges.
In terms of pricing, Cobble Hill puzzles are generally affordable, with prices ranging from $15 to $25 for most designs. While they may be slightly more expensive than some other brands, the high-quality materials and unique designs justify the cost.
Cobble Hill also has a strong social media presence and engages with its audience through various platforms such as Facebook and Instagram. They regularly post images of new puzzles, behind-the-scenes glimpses of their puzzle-making process, and share puzzles completed by their followers. Their social media strategy has helped them to build a loyal following of puzzle enthusiasts and has helped them to stay relevant in a competitive market.
One area where Cobble Hill could improve is their range of puzzle sizes. While they offer a decent range of sizes, they do not currently offer puzzles with more than 2000 pieces, which may be a drawback for experienced puzzlers looking for a greater challenge.
In conclusion, Cobble Hill is a brand of jigsaw puzzles that offers high-quality, visually stunning, and eco-friendly puzzles that are enjoyed by puzzle enthusiasts of all skill levels. Their unique designs, commitment to sustainability, and engagement on social media have helped them to stand out in a crowded market and build a loyal following. While they could expand their range of puzzle sizes, overall, Cobble Hill puzzles are a great choice for anyone looking for a fun and challenging puzzle-solving experience.
(ChatGPT, personal communication, June 20, 2023)