Fun with Playing Cards

Inspiring things you can do with playing cards

My own passion for cards has sprung from the artwork and the inspiration to create new images and stories using pen and paint … Though there are many ways to enjoy a deck of cards:

Magicians make cards disappear and then reappear … Cardists turn a deck of cards into an artwork of a different kind, as they wield the cards in flourishes and twirls … Players use skill and nerve to conceal, bid and reveal their hand … Cartomancers lay cards in spreads to reveal their hidden meaning … Collectors show off their wall-size collections of gorgeous decks … Some discuss history,

others design… All share a passion for cards.

Reading Playing Cards

Cartomancy or reading playing cards can be done in many different ways (just like tarot).

The method I use is similar to reading only the Minor Arcana in tarot. Great for impromptu readings and gaining fresh insight on everyday events, influences and direction.

Card Games & Patience

Card games bring people together and can offer hours of fun & entertainment. Whether you just play for fun, or enjoy a more serious approach, there is no doubt that there is a definite thrill associated with a good hand of cards.

Playing Solitaire or laying patience can be both a meditative and addictive challenge for the mind …

Below are links to articles about using and enjoying cards:

comparing card stock and texture
Playing Cards
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If you have both editions, this might be a fun way to see if you have spotted the variations shown here.

Inspiration for using Playing Cards
Card Games
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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.

The Royal Clubs of Nine Lives Playing Cards
Clothing in Cards
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A closer look at Nine Lives royal outfits. Find out why the Knight of Spades is dressed in blue & why the Queen of Clubs is wearing yellow…

Nine Lives playing cards in organza bags
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Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks).

pluto the little planet
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Some say that if you have more than one Major Arcana card in a reading, it is significant – because it is telling you that something big is in the works. ..

3 card reading with tarot cards
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A deck of tarot cards can be a tool for reflection, insight and clarity; a way to visually gain a better understanding of events affecting our life

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Collecting Cards

A deck of cards is like a portable treasure box, filled with stories, where each deck and card has the ability to evoke joy and wonder, bring back memories and create lasting moments.

Visit the store to add custom designed, hand illustrated decks to your collection or card table: