Tarot illustration by Annette Abolins
78 Illustrated Tarot Cards

Colourful characters and fine illustrations define this original treasure designed with love and inspired by tarot.

Colourful characters and fine illustrations define this original treasure designed with love and inspired by tarot.

Nine Lives Tarot - a vibrant and colourful deck, waiting to take you on a journey through tarot symbolism and artistic inspiration

Tarot illustration by Annette Abolins
Limited Edition Playing Cards

Colourful characters and fine illustrations define this original treasure designed with love and inspired by tarot.

Colourful characters and fine illustrations define this original treasure designed with love and inspired by tarot.

Colourful characters and fine illustrations define this original treasure designed with love and inspired by tarot, with dual suit symbols featured on Aces and Court cards.

Tarot illustration by Annette Abolins

This bright and colourful deck is a celebration of faces. The artwork style is influenced by wood-cut techniques; incorporating bold lines and segmented colour. The faces bear semblance to and draw inspiration from my range of wheel-formed teapots, cups and bowls ...

Tarot illustration by Annette Abolins
VIZAĜO Playing Cards

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by a successful Kickstarter campaign and five months in pre-production and printing. A small selection of decks are available here on Nine Lives.

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by a successful Kickstarter campaign and five months in pre-production and printing. A small selection of decks are available here on Nine Lives.

The artwork for VIZAĜO was almost a year in the making, followed by a successful Kickstarter campaign and five months in pre-production & printing. A small number of decks from this limited edition project (beautifully printed by Legends Playing Cards) are available here on Nine Lives.

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Welcome to Nine Lives, where you can buy custom designed and illustrated cards, discover interesting things about tarot and playing cards and be inspired …

A deck of cards is like a portable treasure box, filled with stories …  When I discovered tarot and playing cards at a young age, I felt an instant connection with the beautiful pictures, wanting to learn more about the stories, symbolic meanings and characters. Years later, this journey of discovery and research, inspired me to create Nine Lives Tarot, Nine Lives Playing Cards, and VIZAĜO. I hope you enjoy these decks and stay in touch for future decks to come!

Ink drawing - artwork by Annette Abolins

Illustrating a deck of cards is a long journey filled with joy and inspiration. Pen & ink allows me to form a deeper connection to the characters and their meanings, before adding the all the colours that bring the artworks to life. Each card has a story to tell, weaving into the tapestry of stories that brings the deck together as a whole.

When I’m not busy illustrating cards, I paint and create designs for web and print. If you would like to see more examples of my work, you are welcome to visit:

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I’m Annette Abolins, the artist behind the decks on Nine Lives …Drawing and painting has been part of my life for as long as I can remember; always finding ways to explore and express myself through the visual language of art.To me, art is about connections and stories inspired by people, dreams, music, mythology and life.

$36.90 AUD

This is a vibrant and colourful deck waiting to take you on a journey through tarot symbolism and artistic inspiration.

$19 AUD

Custom illustrated playing cards inspired by Tarot
Limited edition (numbered seal on each deck)

$19 AUD

Custom illustrated playing cards, celebrating colourful faces with original artwork influenced by wood-cut and line-drawing techniques.

$19 AUD

The blue VIZAĜO deck, featuring tuck box and card back in alternate colour scheme.

$15 AUD

This bridge size deck features Kings, Queens and Knights from Nine Lives Tarot, redrawn and clothed to match the playing card suits.

From $11.95 AUD

Inspired by ancient, protective symbols, these original stoneware gems are both striking and comfortable to wear.

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