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Australian Orders – Free upgrade to Express Post

If you live in Australia and want to get your playing cards or tarot deck delivered quickly – at no extra cost… now is the time to act! October 11 – 18, all Australian orders receive free upgrade to Express Post. 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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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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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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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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Introducing A Royal Feast

Raven guide - Annette Abolins

I discovered the talkative side of the court characters when I was creating the artwork for Nine Lives Tarot. Where other Tarot characters fell into my imagination quietly, the Royal family members invariably arrived with a long string of words…

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Why Nine Lives?

Cat with Nine Lives

I chose to connect my Tarot cards to cats and their nine lives; because of the way the Tarot depicts the cyclic movement through life.  At no point does any Tarot card speak of finality and physical death, instead the

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