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Tarot Review & Kickstarter Campaign

Take a closer look at Nine Lives Tarot with some new photos and Silver Moon Cat’s review on YouTube. Also, make sure to visit my Kickstarter campaign for VIZAĜO Playing Cards – with just 9 days to go, this is your chance to jump on board :) Continue reading

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VIZAĜO – Launching Today on Kickstarter

Visit VIZAĜO on Kickstarter today

VIZAĜO playing cards are launching on Kickstarter today! Watch the project video and get ready to bring out the virtual champagne as this colourful deck goes live … Continue reading

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Preparing to Launch VIZAĜO on Kickstarter

VIZAĜO by Abolina Art

VIZAĜO is a custom illustrated deck of playing cards depicting vibrant and colourfully segmented faces. This is a fun deck, which aims to be both collectable and very much playable! Due to launch on Kickstarter very soon, find out more in this post. Continue reading

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Stoneware Pendants – Now available on Nine Lives

Handcrafted stoneware pendants

My range of Stoneware Jewellery Pendant have found a home on Nine Lives. Inspired by ancient symbols and designed with love! Find out all about these gems – and don’t miss the special introductory offer! Continue reading

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Happy New Year with New Deck in Progress

As 2017 gets underway I hope that you are all looking forward to a most joyous and creative year! Looking back, 2016 was a busy year filled with plenty of projects … June saw the arrival of Nine Lives Playing Cards – the new poker size deck, featuring refined artwork. Continue reading

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Launching new Shop with Fabulous specials

Welcome to the latest (big) change on Nine Lives … Since launching in 2013, there have been several design tweaks and changes along the way, though nothing quite as big and fancy as a proper shopping cart! To introduce this brand new feature, I’m offering some pretty exciting specials. Continue reading

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Nine Lives on the World of Playing Cards

Annette Abolins featured in Card Culture

Reviews of Nine Lives Tarot and Playing Cards were recently published on The World of Playing Cards … Find out more about the reviews and a recent interview in 52 Plus Joker’s monthly online magazine: Card Culture #20 Continue reading

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Reading Cards – Tarot and Playing Cards

Comparing 2 of Cups vs 2 of Hearts

In this post I share a few comparisons between reading Tarot and Playing Cards, which may inspire you to look at playing cards in a different light. A visual side-by-side look at the cards and their meanings, comparing similarities and differences between the two systems. Continue reading

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Comparing Decks: a visual look at Nine Lives

Nine Lives Tarot and bridge size card

This post is all about comparing the 2 Nine Lives Playing Card decks. If you have both editions, this might be a fun way to see if you have spotted the variations shown here; which looks at the Jokers, courts, back design, tuck box and more … Continue reading

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Launching NEW Nine Lives Playing Cards

First 25 orders receive free deck

I am ever so excited to introduce the new addition to my illustrated card series: Nine Lives Playing Cards: (Poker size) have arrived. Beautifully printed by the Expert Playing Card Company, these high quality cards are hard to resist – and they look and feel fabulous! Continue reading

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Happy New Year :)

Artwork by Annette Abolins

Here’s to a happy and most creative 2016! Before embarking on new projects, this post looks back on two recent events – a group exhibition about water, with links to view my drawings. And an update on Nine Lives Playing Cards (poker size) – the winning design of the 2015 PCF Deck Design Competition. Continue reading

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November Specials are here!

This Week's Special on Nine Lives Cards

Without further ado, I’m excited to announce that starting from today … there will be 4 special offers (each running for 1 week) where you can pick up tarot decks and playing cards with special discounts and bundled offers. Perfect gift ideas in time for Christmas! Continue reading

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The Tower and a Sea of Boxes

The Tower - Nine Lives Tarot - Detail

In my previous post I touched on how we may have favourite cards, or cards that we feel more connected to. The Tower representing tumult, upheaval and sudden change has, despite its foundation rocking trait, always been one of my favourite cards. Continue reading

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My Very First Tarot Workshop

Tarot workshop - Magick circle

I admit I was a little nervous getting ready for my very first Tarot workshop, as I find it quite daunting to talk about myself and my art … Yet, walking through the door to the peaceful Magick Circle, butterflies settled, and I found myself looking forward to what the afternoon would bring. Continue reading

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Ideas for Reading, Playing and and Enjoying Cards

Playing Cards - reading - patience and games

Today, I bring you a more ‘hands on’ approach to reading, laying patience, and playing cards. If you are twiddling your thumbs with a new (or old) deck of cards, or if you are thinking about getting a deck – then the ideas and suggestions in this post should keep you busy for a while. Continue reading

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