When Mary R of North Carolina submitted her entry, she said in her e-mail that (published here with her permission),
“I really took your */creative does not have to be expensive/* challenge to heart and decided to go as minimally on the tools as possible. I know my card is simple, but I want to enter it in your contest anyway. I was pleasantly surprised at how fast the pin pricking was completed. It only took me about 10 minutes or so to complete the card base.
This was a fun, but interesting challenge for me. I, like most everyone else, has become so dependent on the arsenal of supplies and tools at my disposal that was truly be a challenge to try not to use them. I look forward to seeing more of your pin pricking patterns in the future.”
…and that about sums up why Gem’s Cottage launched the Paper Piercing Card Challenge.
The winners of the challenge were announced in the Gem’s Cottage newsletter last June 1st, but for those who are not subscribers and check my blog, here they are!
The Designers Choice Award, with a prize of $20 in Paypal funds plus a choice of one downloadable set from Gem’s Cottage, goes to Debbie H of Maine, and here is her winning entry: