Category Archives: Playing Cards

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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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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3 Day Sale – Don’t Miss out on Poker Gems!

Nine Lives Playing Cards (poker size) launched in June this year – and for 3 days only – you can get your hands on this little gem at half price! Be quick 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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November Special #2: Bonus Playing Cards

Playing Cards special offer Nine Lives

Christmas is just around the corner – a perfect time to gather up your family and friends and play some cards, wind down with a spot of patience … or put a smile on someone’s face with an original and tarot inspired deck of cards :) Continue reading

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Poker Size Deck and Competition Entry

Here is a preview of Nine Lives Playing Cards – the poker size deck… After a busy month of adjusting the original artwork, painting additional detail (to make use of the wider card size), and repositioning indices and other elements – the design is completed… and has been entered in the 2nd Annual PCF Deck Design Competition. Continue reading

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Nine Lives in a Deck Design Competition

Playing Cards by Annette Abolins

The 2nd Annual Deck Design Competition hosted over on playingcardforum.com inspired me to create a poker size version of Nine Lives playing cards. With my favourite number being 3, I see this deck as a compliment to both the original size playing cards and the tarot deck … Continue reading

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The Royal Wardrobe – Dressing the Courts

Royal spades - dressed in blue

This post takes a closer look at the outfits worn by the courts in Nine Lives playing cards. Find out why the Knight of Spades is dressed in blue & why the Queen of Clubs is wearing yellow… Colour brings

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Cards and their many Fascinating uses

Nine Lives Playing Cards ready to ship

With the playing cards only just launched, I am delighted at the positive responses and ever so grateful to everyone coming on board to support this little deck. Thank you! Wrapping and sending decks on their way to new homes around

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Illustrated Playing Cards have Arrived!

Exciting news! The wait is over, the playing cards are here – let the shuffling and games begin! These brand new decks ready to be shipped anywhere in the world. Click below for order information: Nine Lives Illustrated Playing Cards

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Playing Cards – The Box & The Joker

Design by Annette Abolins

The artwork has been sent to the printer where presses are working to complete this little deck of cards. In this post you’ll find a preview of the card box, which comes with every deck … and the Joker, along with the story behind how she came to

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Nine Lives Playing Cards – preview and update

Artwork by Annette Abolins

The artwork for Nine Lives Illustrated Playing Cards is completed and the designs are now (most excitedly) in the hands of the printers… I am hoping to have them available on the website within a week or so… so stay tuned :)

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