Thursday, July 4, 2013

Céad Míle Fáilte

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!

Lin and me

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!

Lin in Trinity College, Dublin

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!

Lin's fabulous card

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!

Céad Míle Fáilte ATC

Stamp (Hero Arts) - Collage Postcard


CinnamonSally said...

I can see by the photos that you had a wonderful time. How lucky you are to, that you have been able to meet up with a fellow flickr member Heather, wish I could have been there too!!

Anita Rex said...

That is wonderful that you and Lin got to meet up! You both look so happy together! :). Love the card she gave you and love your AtC it really is perfect!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So fun to see your photos from your meeting with Lin, Heather! I know you had a wonderful time. What a lovely ATC you made her and I love her beautiful card for you! Hope you can get a photo of the bear in the jumper someday :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog - Tami and I had a fun day today in Rochester with family and just got back to my house. Tami wants to make more cards tomorrow - I think she's hooked :)

Dawn Turley said...

what great fun to have meet Lin. Looks like a great afternoon was had. Love the ATC you made for her. Perfect reminder of the day.

Trinh said...

How awesome to meet up with Lin! Her card is so pretty and your ATC will be a perfect reminder of her visit to Ireland.

Virginia L. said...

I am thrilled for both of you to meet up! It sure is a visit to remember! Your card/ATC for each other are gorgeous keepsakes! I felt that I had met you because I had met Lin THREE times now :) Thanks for sharing your lovely visit with us!

Maureen Morton said...

Two wonderful and talented ladies - so glad that you were able to hook up. Looks like a wonderful day! Thanks for sharing.

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