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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas
My true love got from me

 Four puzzle pieces

Three bottle gift tags

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Puzzle Solved!




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Day 7
Day 8 
Day 9
Day 10
Day 11
Day 12

 

112 comments:

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Love the puzzle idea, and all 4 days so far are so fun!

Shelly Beauch said...

Such fun! Wow each day is growing with excitement and stunning ideas! Thank you.

Carol Graham said...

This song is WAY better than I remember it . . . who wants all those lords a-leaping, anyway?!!!

Ellen said...

Again an amazing idea. Thank you

Genevieve said...

Thank you so much for all the wonderful gift ideas - which are also ideas for class projects! :)

Brenda said...

A unique and beautiful puzzle!

Coach Tina said...

What cool puzzles

Robyn said...

fun!

Deborah Lee said...

Great idea for a gift for a child (or even an adult). Better yet - if they are old enough, show them how to tangle themselves! Love this idea!

Holly Williams said...

Ooooh! This would be a framed piece! I love this!

chantel zimmmerman said...

I think the puzzle idea is great for kids!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Cheryl Cianci :)

Jennifer Matthaei Cottrell said...

ANOTHER great one,

Barb B. said...

I would definitely frame something like this!

KAYC said...

Love puzzles..must have a go...

BeverlyBL said...

What a clever idea, thou I would be sad to cut it into parts.

heberube said...

I also like those.

Linda Fine said...

Another awesome tangling idea that I will have to make time to create! Thanks, as always for your creative ideas!

Didisch said...

I am feelling young again, every day a surprise out of the advent calendar! Love this idea, and or course beuTiful art work!

Gerri said...

For a puzzle lover, this idea is brilliant! Thanks for the idea!

Auburn Mom - Lynn said...

Better than a secret love letter!

Mickey Weitsen said...

How nice to receive this surprise in the mail!

joann said...

YES, puzzle pieces, nice. This is such fun...

Charmaine Boggs said...

The puzzle piece Zentangle is such a clever idea and would make a fun Christmas card for puzzle loving friends!

Rhonda said...

Oh my! This is a fantastic idea. Being a puzzle freak, I love it. : )

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love this idea the best so far, that is besides the box itself.

Ginny Stiles said...

Lots of us like to have "get togethers" with other tangle fans. Making puzzles together is a darling idea.

AlwaysInspired said...

Oh! This would be a fun party activity!

LindaM said...

This is the best idea, I am a puzzler and this is fantastic.

ZenniaTangle said...

We are a puzzle loving family. What a great stocking stuffer or place card for the table. Mmmmm ideas beginning to spin in my head with the sugar plums.

Mary Pennington said...

What a great idea! I might try this using a template with puzzle shapes. Thanks so much!

Selena Carter said...

So amazing. Love all the different things.

luvhymns said...

The puzzle is a great idea that I'd love to formulate for my grands.... Thank you for the thoughts. Hopefully they will turn into reality.

crotnem said...

How fun this is. If I win, I'm gonna do this even if I don't win. it looks like fun!

Mackin-Art said...

A great idea that could easily be expanded into a larger format!

DS said...

Hahaha! This is a sweet idea!

pye squire said...

What great ideas , as i write this i am of corse zentangling ,now i am making tags for the wine bottles i am giving away

NanW said...

I'm loving the clever gift ideas.

Gail said...

I love every day ... what a nice way to make every gift have a personal touch. The puzzle could be the gift in its self.

Paula (PEP) said...

I have been sitting just looking at these ATCs & how they fit together. The shadowing of the 'Z' just brings it alive & I love your use of the sepia with the black, white & grey.
Paula (PEP)

Patsy Payne said...

my grandkids would love the puzzle idea.

melanie said...

oh, that's just beautiful!

Basiljen said...

I agree with other commentators - this would be wonderful framed!

Amy L. Smith said...

Ah! So clever; how fun!

mewTilman said...

Sounds like a happy Christmas to me!

Jillb said...

great ideas

Scrappy Canuck said...

This is a fun idea!!!

Peg F said...

How about a twelve piece puzzle for the twelve days?

sarah Hluchy said...

Love this idea! Reminds me of the ensemble sets. LOVE ensembles.

Susan M. said...

Puzzles are always fun! What a great idea using tangles.

Maria Ruiz said...

BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART.......FOR THE TRUE LOVE...<3

Dorian said...

It's actually fun to start this a little late, I get to read multiple entries in one sitting. Thank you.

Kathy said...

Thanks so much for sharing.

Maxine said...

Puzzled why I didn't think of that.

Angela Werner said...

Great idea!Very fun!

gobarb26 said...

This looks like a lot of fun! Love the idea!

Julie said...

I am puzzled by the fact I haven't tried to create a Zengale.

Renata said...

I'm looking forward to each day's creations!

Bonnie P said...

Puzzling creatiity!

tanda said...

Such a creative mind!

Beate K├Âther said...

Beautiful pieces of art.

Alycia said...

Love this piece...

Jennifer Neuman said...

Another wonderful idea ... the finished piece would be so beautiful framed.

Mary said...

Puzzle pieces are so cool! They'd be lovely framed.

Tangly Tess said...

I haven't tried puzzle yet. Can't wait to try. I just have to retire from my day job to do everything I really WANT to do. This is very pretty!!

Ginnyzz said...

Puzzles! Each one of my adult kids would love one of these!

Darlene Propp said...

Puzzles are always fun!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea...puzzles!

Cheryl Kashtan said...

This can be some really fun Christmas fun, especially using things we associated with Christmas. A tangled Santa would be fun!

Judy said...

Would look beautiful framed and hanging on my wall!

Bonnie said...

These are so fun!!! I Love all of these great ideas!

Twilight said...

I am making the few Christmas cards I mail. Each is A ZIA. I love all these ideas, as well.

Theresa Merkling said...

Too fun - can't wait to share all these great ideas with my local art group.

floweringmoon said...

Beautiful and fun!

Rhonda Miller said...

How fun. The design is beautiful.

Gail said...

Love puzzles!!

Sophia Lightfoot said...

Nice one!

Corinne in Forks said...

Clever. Interesting idea for a family, as well.

Valerie said...

Love this idea!!!!

Robin White said...

Love the puzzle idea

Esther Piszczek said...

I love the natural colorings you use on your tiles.

Anonymous said...

I am stunned by all this creativity and tangles! Thank you for sharing them all these days.

Anonymous said...

I am stunned by all this creativity and tangles! Thank you for sharing them all these days.

Carol said...

Beautiful, I like the way they flow into each other.

Cindy Blake said...

I love doing the puzzles!

Jennianydots said...

I love puzzles! This is so clever

Terry said...

I can't wait to try a puzzle!!

IwonderWhy? said...

Those four pieces are sooooo beautiful. You are truly talented.

lfd said...

Fun idea!

Nancy said...

Love puzzles !

Laura Francis, "Your Minimal Effort(tm) Guru" said...

Great fun! I feel so privileged to be able to be involved in this, as an observer and later, to create my own wonderful stuff!

Taz42 said...

Thanks for sharing. These are inspiring ideas.

Dennie czt9 said...

Each day is great. Love all the inspiration! Thank you!

Jan Brandt said...

I love puzzles! I think I'll plan a Zentangle Christmas party, send everyone a puzzle piece to complete and bring to the party, then raffle the completed puzzle with all $ proceeds going to a local charity. Merry Christmas everyone!!

Ioana S. said...

Cool idea! I would cut the titles in more irregular shapes, and in smaller pieces, just to offer adults a more challenging experience.

Eden said...

I. Have always wanted to do a puzzle set either by myself or with other tanglers but I haven't ever had tiles or anyone else close to me who tangles! I will have to do it on my own.

Anonymous said...

This puzzle is a lot easier to solve than the coaster puzzle. Lovely.
Melissa CZT 6
mwcahn@ptd.net

Nancy Roth said...

as Douglas Horton said..."The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity"

Chris Titus said...

Great stocking stuffer.

DJ said...

Day 4 was a puzzle- it inspires me to create some neat stocking stuffers

Kathy Sustaire said...


Such creativity!

Snazzy Doodle Designs said...

I agree, I think this would look really nice framed

Quwatha Valentine said...

I love the puzzle idea. I think my 2 yr old granddaughter would enjoy it.

Alyss Amster said...

Great puzzle idea. I think I'll try that in one of my classes.

Sue said...

Wonderful puzzle I will make 4 tiles and make very special Birthday cards..xx

amy said...

A fun way to do a card of any kind. Cut up your design and mail it

Tenley Johnson said...

Another fun and do-able idea. Of course, your is amazing!

Ashley said...

Each day's gift (and example) gets better and better.

Opal Carew said...

This is fun!

Susan said...

What a great idea for different members of the family.

Barb Round, CZT said...

A DIY Ensemble - I love it!

Pamela Signorelli said...

I always marvel at your smooth lines and steady hand Maria! Your Z oozes zen.