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Meet the artist: Laura Garcia Serventi

Backyard puzzle from Cloudberries

Ahh… nothing beats that gorgeous garden view right outside your doorstep. If you’re a plant-lover looking to find the next perfect puzzle to try, then we have just the thing for you. Get lost among dreamy pinks and lush greens with our latest 1000-piece beauty, BACKYARD!

Of course, this super-cool jigsaw puzzle wouldn’t have been possible without its designer, New-York based Argentinian artist Laura Garcia Serventi. Get to know the artist behind BACKYARD and hear about her experience of working with Cloudberries!

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What type of puzzle piece are you?

What type of puzzle piece are you?

If you’ve done as many jigsaws as we have, you’ve probably noticed that not all puzzle pieces look the same. And surely, we can’t be the only ones who have created our own nicknames for each different shape. (By the way, if you want to know the more technical terms for some of these pieces, check out our jigsaw puzzle glossary for this and other fun trivia titbits.)

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Meet the artist: Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca

London is a new, architecture-inspired puzzle by Cloudberries
Amalia Sanchez de le Blanca at Cloudberries

One of our coolest 1000-piece puzzles yet, LONDON takes you on a tour of the British capital’s architectural highlights, from St. Paul’s Cathedral and the Tate Modern to the London Eye. But who’s behind the elegant line drawings that make the puzzle come to life?

Meet Amalia Sanchez de la Blanca, the driving force at UK-based studio Linescapes, which specialises in CAD architectural portraits. We asked her to tell us more about her work with Cloudberries, and why jigsaw puzzles fit together so nicely with simple, pared-back architectural drawings .

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8 of the world’s best jigsaw puzzle events

8 of the world's best jigsaw puzzle events

We puzzle nerds know that there’s nothing quite like spending a night (or two) at home with a new or favourite jigsaw. One of the great things about puzzling is that it’s a great solo activity – no friends required for you to have a good time. But if you’ve ever wanted to share your passion with some like-minded people, take a look at these puzzling events. From competitions to festivals and talks, there’s fun for puzzlers of any level.

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The world’s best places for jigsaw puzzle nerds to visit

We can all agree that puzzling makes a great at-home pastime, but for the most part, home is where jigsaw puzzles stay. But what kind of opportunities are there for puzzle nerds to enjoy their hobby in the wider world? You’ll be glad to hear that there are jigsaw lovers in every part of the globe, who have created attractions for those who share their passion. Here are some puzzle-friendly tourist attractions that you might want to add to your bucket list!

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Jigsaw puzzle glossary

One of the (many) things we love about jigsaw puzzles is that they don’t require you to read instructions or get your head around new terminology. That said, there are times when it might be nice to know the correct words for some of the things we encounter during our regular puzzling, like what’s the thingummy that goes into the other thingummy? Here are some of the most common terms, plus a few you might not have heard before.

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6 movies featuring jigsaw puzzles

Movies featuring jigsaw puzzles

The humble jigsaw puzzle is often used as a symbol for anything vaguely mysterious or challenging. We all know the feeling of being drawn in by a film with ‘jigsaw’ or ‘puzzle’ in the title, only to be disappointed to discover that the name is just a metaphor. So we’ve tracked down some films that really do live up to the promise and include actual puzzles. Ready? And… action!

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8 songs featuring jigsaw puzzles

8 songs featuring jigsaw puzzles

Love has to be one of the most common themes in music, with personal tales of love, lust and heartbreak in every singer or band’s catalogue. So when the songwriters below sat down to pen these tunes, we guess they had one thing on their mind: their love of puzzles. OK this may not be entirely accurate, but nonetheless, they’ve come up with some great tracks that all feature our favourite pastime.

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6 of the best jigsaw puzzle accessories

If you’ve committed yourself to the wonderful world of jigsaw puzzles, there are plenty of ways you can up your puzzling game.  With the right accessories, you can enhance your experience by making it easier to sort and stack pieces, tidy your puzzles away or even frame your completed puzzles.

Whether you’re looking for gift for your favourite Puzzle Nerd®, or you just want to treat yourself to some new kit, here are some of the best jigsaw accessories for new or experienced puzzlers.

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9 celebrities that love a good puzzle

Celebrities who like jigsaw puzzles

Do you ever wonder what the rich and famous do to unwind after a long day? You’ll be pleased to hear that a number of celebrities turn to the humble jigsaw puzzle to relax, keep their mind active or even just create something beautiful.

Some celebs are lifelong fans with a framed collection of their favourites, while others are new to the activity, having turned to puzzling as a way of keeping busy during time at home. Which one on this list of famous puzzlers is a surprise to you?

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