If you know me you'll know I love Hero Arts and the Hero Arts Flickr group. Over the years it has been brilliant getting to know members in the group and make great friends there. As most of the group live far away I never thought I'd actually get to meet anyone from the group in real life. But all that changed a few weeks ago when I finally had the pleasure of meeting Lin who is such a sweet and talented lady. On the day we met it was a beautiful sunny day so we decided to stroll around Dublin city centre to see the sights and pop into a few shops. My goodness we chatted non stop for hours - I had such an enjoyable and fun afternoon with Lin.
Lin's lovely hubby Denny took this photo of us when we had finished rambling around Dublin. As you can see from the photo he had us both giggling away!
As part of our stroll around Dublin we went into Trinity College which is such a peaceful oasis in the middle of the city. Here's student Lin!
When I used to work in the city, the greens at the back of the college were a great place for a summer lunchtime picnic.
I have already received gorgeous cards from Lin but look at this beauty which she presented me with along with a very meaningful and thoughtful gift on the day we met. It's so Lin, I love it!
This is an ATC I made to say a hundred thousand welcomes (céad míle fáilte) to Lin. My friend Trinh sent me lots of pretty papers one of which I used on the main panel. It was only when I took the photo of the ATC that I noticed the text in the upper left hand corner contained the word "American" - what a happy coincidence! I hope Lin did find Ireland a very welcoming place to visit and I'm hoping to see her back here again some day very soon!
Stamp (Hero Arts) - Collage Postcard