Competition: Perdu Puzzles for Children

This competition is now closed. Judy from Perdu Puzzles would like to thank everyone for their comments. Congratulations to the winner: Kathleen Hooper.

These aren’t just any kind of puzzles for children. Oh no!

Modern, funky, brightly coloured, in a pop art style, these jigsaws are like nothing you’ve seen before! And you can even turn them into wall art when you’re done.

Perdu Puzzles design and make some of the most colourful and fun puzzles you can buy. They are designed by hand using modern computer equipment and then they cut a limited edition run of each puzzle using a laser cutter. They use modern materials instead of cardboard and can produce sharper edges so no wrinkling or difficulty in fitting the pieces together.

Perdu Puzzles sent us the colourful Cow Profile jigsaw to try out and the girls were really excited about this one. They like puzzles, but tend to get a bit bored with the run of the mill Disney princess or Hello Kitty ones, and were really keen to have a go at this. As you can tell from their attire, it was straight after school!

Aimed at children aged 6-12 years the jigsaws can be done inside the frame or for a bigger challenge, outside the frame. The frame can also be used as a stencil.

It took Miss E no more than 5 minutes to do it in the frame, once she got going. Miss R helped and between them they mastered it very quickly.

But then the challenge. Take the frame away and see how long it takes now! Miss R (only 5) decided this was a step too far and instead set about using the stencil to create her own beautiful cow masterpiece.

Miss E, never one to shy away from a challenge, and with a little help from me to get started, soon got going. This was much harder than she thought though. She didn’t quite get the legs the right way round to begin with and this sent her off on the wrong tangent. Once she figured it out though she was flying. I have to say she does have an amazing memory and had remembered how the pieces fitted together from the first time round! And here it is, outside the frame.

Miss E also had to use the stencil to create her (not so?) colourful cow, complete with earrings and cow bell!

What great fun! So different to anything we’ve ever tried before. And, if and when they do get tired of doing the puzzle, it comes complete with backing paper, so you can mount the finished puzzle and frame it for an unusual piece of kids wall art. Super!

Competition Time

I have one Perdu Children’s Jigsaw to giveaway to one lucky winner. To be in with a chance of winning the puzzle you need to do the following:

  •  Hop over to the Perdu Puzzles Website, take a look around and comment below saying which is your favourite Perdu Children’s Jigsaw.
  • Then, follow Love Chic Living either on Facebook or Twitter (by clicking the buttons up in the right hand corner of this page) or by Subscribing by Email (enter your email address in the box, again in the right hand corner of the page). Let me know in your comment which you have done. (I will be checking!!)

You MUST do both actions above or your entry will not count.

The closing date for entries is Noon Thursday 29th March. The winner will be selected by random by Love Chic Living and the prize will be dispatched directly from Perdu Puzzles. UK entries only please.

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  1. Emma Rogerson
    March 14, 2012 / 9:19 pm

    oooh love these puzzles! My favourite is the turtle but they are all really great.
    Would love the chance to win, Tommy would love this!
    Emma x

  2. Ellen England
    March 14, 2012 / 9:40 pm

    Encouraged to pop over by a link on Clarkie designs facebook page, and glad Emma passed on her ‘like’!
    These are a fab idea! my fave has to be the cow but am sure my princess would love the ballerina!! Ideal for unique birthday gifts! will definitely be popping back! thanks x

    • Jen
      March 14, 2012 / 9:49 pm

      Lovely to see you here Ellen. The puzzles are great aren’t they?! Mmm… we like the Ballerina too! Good luck x

  3. sharon griffin
    March 15, 2012 / 9:25 am

    The Turtle Puzzle is my favourite as my son loves sea creatures and the colours on this one are so lovely too.

  4. kimberley thomas
    March 15, 2012 / 9:55 am

    how brilliant i like the cow i have a 4yr old daughter who would love this

  5. leah gorman
    March 15, 2012 / 11:19 am

    i love the duck puzzle my little boy would love it too x

  6. March 15, 2012 / 4:25 pm

    I can’t decide which I love more – the cow or the turtle. I think the turtle as that’s my nickname for my youngest!

    Have ‘liked’ on Facebook (Curly Mum) and followed on Twitter (@mumofcurls).

  7. Sarah Daly
    March 15, 2012 / 4:29 pm

    My favourite is the elephant! It looks almost like art, its so lovely with the Mother and baby.

    I am also following on twitter 🙂 my name on twitter is sarahdaly8

  8. ashleigh
    March 15, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    my favourite is the duck

    I have followed on twitter as @ashlallan

  9. John
    March 15, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    I especially liked the blue surfer dude. I’ve followed you on Facebook.

  10. claire woods
    March 15, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    The elephant is my fave.

  11. claire woods
    March 15, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    follow Love Chic Living either on Facebook or Twitter – done both.


  12. michele omalley
    March 15, 2012 / 8:37 pm

    Tropical fish is my favourite

    Have liked on FB

  13. Sarah Cooper
    March 15, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    I love the surfer jigsaw.

  14. Sarah Cooper
    March 15, 2012 / 10:40 pm

    Followed you on Facebook.

  15. Kirsty Fox
    March 15, 2012 / 10:48 pm

    They are all great but I really love the Elephant puzzle

    I have liked on Facebook – Kirsty Fox

  16. March 16, 2012 / 1:19 pm

    I have liked on FB and I prefer the Lions puzzle

  17. Laura Pritchard
    March 16, 2012 / 7:07 pm

    I love the Elephant (& baby elephant) one!
    Following on Twitter @Isis1981uk

  18. Victoria Leedham
    March 16, 2012 / 11:39 pm

    I love the duck! liked and followed, victoria leedham (@cachexia1)

  19. emma jenkinson
    March 17, 2012 / 9:36 pm

    turtle for me, i have liked on facebook 🙂 fingers crossed 🙂

  20. Hayley Davies
    March 18, 2012 / 2:16 pm

    I like the dinosaur,liked you on facebook 🙂

  21. March 20, 2012 / 1:38 pm

    I am really enjoying following all the lovely comments. Thank you. I am also finding it really interesting to see which jigsaws are the most popular.
    Feel free to suggest other subjects for my new designs!

  22. Patricia Smith
    March 20, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    Like the duck and the chickien….can’t decide which i like the best.

  23. kathleen hooper
    March 20, 2012 / 7:43 pm

    wow, how unusual! I love the ballerina, and my niece would too.
    I am following on twitter @hoops120

  24. Fran Light
    March 20, 2012 / 8:05 pm

    I really like the Elephant puzzle (but the duck comes in a close second!)
    I’m following you on Twitter as @LoveWinning 🙂

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