Artist Interview: Steve Crisp

Steve Crisp is a British artist who creates rural country scenes, British nostalgia, jungle wildlife, and other lovely images that have been made into jigsaw puzzles. He’s published by many brands including Sunsout, Gibsons, Falcon, and White Mountain. See all Steve Crisp puzzles on Puzzle Warehouse here. Those who have followed my blog for awhile know that I’m a fan of Steve Crisp puzzles. So I’m honored to have him agree to an interview with Jigsaw Junkies!  First, thank you, Steve, for taking the time to answerRead more

Review: “Summer House” by Steve Crisp, Sunsout – 9/10

Sunsout presents “Summer House” by Steve Crisp as a house-shaped puzzle. I love the irregular border on shaped puzzles and this one is quite fun with the pine tree, roof of the house, and flower beds providing the border. The quality of the puzzle is excellent with thick pieces and a crazy fun random cut. The cut includes whimsies–pieces shaped like dogs, birds, trees, and other objects. The image reproduction is wonderful with bright colors and sharp details. The beautiful illustration by Steve Crisp makes a great puzzle. The various colored rooms in the house are separate vignettes you can piece together. The rooms are easy, but the half-timbered exterior walls and thatched roof provide a little more challenge. This is an unusual puzzle that goes above and beyond the standard rectangular, grid-cut puzzle. Highly recommended.Read more

Review & Giveaway: “Winter Village” by Steve Crisp, White Mountain – 9.5/10

White Mountain’s “Winter Village” is one of my favorite puzzles so far in 2016. The snowy image by Steve Crisp is gorgeous and really hit the spot when I worked it during the hot summer months. Though this is a nighttime scene, the colors are bright and appealing. There’s a nice mix of detail and simpler areas where you can put the pieces together without referencing the box (like the sky and the bridge). I loved the large White Mountain piece size and the larger size of the final puzzle. The random cut is fun to piece together and the finish is very flat and smooth. This is an easy-to-moderate puzzle that is never frustrating. Highly recommended!Read more

New Puzzles: May 2016

  NEW PUZZLE ANNOUNCEMENTS: MAY 2016   Buffalo Games continues to release plentiful new puzzles throughout the year!  Here are their latest. CHARLES WYSOCKI – AMERICANA Four new Wysocki releases provide something for everyone. There are two new 1000 piece puzzles, a new 300, and a new cat puzzle at 750!    JOSEPHINE WALLS – FANTASY I was excited when Buffalo announced they were making new Josephine Walls puzzles. This fantasy artist has been published many times over the yearsRead more

New Spring puzzles from Bits and Pieces and Gibsons

There are a few new puzzles filtering out for Spring. Gibsons has put this one on their ‘new product’ page — a new Steve Crisp. I love it! Bits and Pieces has releases their Spring puzzles.  You can see them here (and their new puzzles are currently on sale).  Here are my favorite. Rose Cottage (shaped puzzle) by Rosiland Solomon I’m always happy to see a new shaped puzzle and this one is very nice! It comes in 750 orRead more

Review: “Home Sweet Home”, Gibsons, 10/10

Publisher: Gibsons (UK), published Jan 2015 Title:  “Home Sweet Home”, Artist: Steve Crisp, 1000 pieces (also available in 500 pieces) OUR RATING: 10/10 This was my favorite image of Gibsons amazing new 2015 releases, so it snuck to the front of my TBD list when it arrived. It did not disappoint! Box Quality: You can see the front of the box above. Gibsons has some of the best boxes in the business. They’re sturdy and most have their consistent royal blue background. IRead more

2015 Puzzles: Gibson’s First Look!

Whoo hoo! It’s so exciting to see the new puzzle images released for 2015. I’ve been watching the various puzzle maker’s sites like a hawk and have already posted the new puzzles from Ravensburger, Heye, Cobble Hill, and some upcoming JVH and Rob Derks images. The day after Christmas brings us an update to the Gibson website with their new images for Jan 2015. And man, they have outdone themselves!  You can see ALL the puzzles right here.  But hereRead more

New Gibson Puzzles Jul 2014

Gibson is releasing more new puzzles in July. Here’s a first look.  These are not yet on Amazon.   (click for close-up) First is a Christmas puzzle called “Midnight Delivery” by artist Steve Crisp, 1000 pieces. This image is one that was released by Falcon a few years ago and has been modified. But this is such a wonderful puzzle image, and the colors on the Falcon were a bit dull.  I’m looking forward to seeing Gibson’s version.  Note thatRead more

Six New Puzzles from Gibsons

Gibsons Puzzles (a UK brand) released six new jigsaw puzzles in April 2014. Above:  “Knobbly Knees” by artist Jim Mitchell, 500 pieces Above:  “Portishead Then And Now” by artist Bryan Evans, 636 pieces Above: “Life in the Slow Lane” by artist Czes Pachela, 1000 pieces Above:  “Summer Saturday On Snow Hill” by artist Philip D Hawkins, 1000 pieces Above: “Salcombe Harbour” by Terry Harrison, 1000 pieces Above: “An Apple A Day” by Steve Crisp, 1000 pieces So what do you think?Read more