one special pack of cards

Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Queen of Hearts in Print

The Queen of Hearts is feeling a bit superior to all the other cards as she was chosen to be printed by the lovely folk at central station in their new book. She suggests you have a browse at the wealth of creative talent on display on the central station website....and from a Queen that's an order!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Eight of Spades

sorry for the delay card lovers, gamblers and patience players! here to welcome you back are eight of the king of spades hunting hounds.....

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Saturday, 29 May 2010

The Lion Whispered in my Ear.....

the ace of spades lion woke me up and said that he was unhappy with his representation...he reminded me that although he could sometimes feel melancholy, he also had a fearsome roar and a talent for balance...

well mr ace of spades I hope you approve...

my super talented friend thereza rowe was also kind enough to write up a little post about these cards (with some of my sketches....gulp) on doodlers anonymous

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Six of Spades

six singing I decided to re-do the six of hearts to keep the sixs with a musical now we have six drummer boys!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Four of Clubs

four long-eared desert hares who run across the barren plaines of the club kingdom...

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Friday, 7 May 2010

Three of Spades

three ladies-in-waiting follow the queen of spades closely as she gallops through the land....if the ground is muddy they lift her flowing robe....

Seven of Diamonds

the diamonds are ready to defend

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

King of Clubs

the king's steed is a six-footed-club-tailed-deer - who gallops tall, proud and swift through the desert plains of the club kingdom

Monday, 3 May 2010

Queen of Clubs

the queen of clubs surveys her kingdom.....
her long neck and winged stead help her keep watch for invaders...

Saturday, 24 April 2010

the pack are impatient

its been a while! I have been very busy animating...but will be back to my cards soon as I am missing them so much!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Three of Hearts

this card is dedicated to Master Matt Saunders whose birthday it was on monday!

the three fanfares sound everytime the king of hearts enters the battlefield....

Friday, 2 April 2010

Three of Diamonds

three of the rarest diamonds in the kingdom are kept round the neck of this big cat.....deadly but blind in one eye...

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Seven of Hearts

two clans marching.....the brave hearts and the sharp-bladed spades!

Monday, 29 March 2010

The Seven of Spades

the seven knights who guard the gates to the kingdom of spades. They march with the 'spade step' in perfect uniform

Thursday, 25 March 2010

The jack of Diamonds

jack lost one eye in a duel with the jack of spades. He managed to escape without further injury thanks to his diamond sculpted suit of armour....

The King of Diamonds

the king and his sharp-tongued wife...

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Two of Hearts

these two cats are the pets of the queen. She brings them small animal hearts to play with.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010


like any ruling family each suit of cards has it's own symbols. I was starting to think about the design for the back of the cards and I thought that I could perhaps incorporate these symbols into a pattern? what do you think?

Monday, 22 March 2010

Two of Clubs

two hooved peacocks.......

Four of Spades

strange fruit

the four spade fruits hang from the beautiful spadious tree .....although they look delicious they are deadly and just one bite from their juicy flesh could be your last.....

Friday, 19 March 2010