The Wild Way

Created by Nicola Allan

Reconnect ↟ Remember ↟ Rewild

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Amazing Backer Discounts! Final Few Hours ⏰✨
6 months ago – Sun, Jun 18, 2023 at 04:06:01 AM

Hello Wild Ones! 🌲✨

At the end of today, I'll be locking down your orders so that I can get final numbers for decks and rewards. This means that today is the final day you can pick up an extra deck or add-on additional goodies at special backer discounted prices! Everything will be available later on but will go up in price. So! Do you need an additional deck for a friend? Or a mug for your hiking trips? Or a print of your favourite card? You can get easy access to your survey and add on extra items by clicking here

And now, to very important business... there are just a few of you who still need to complete your surveys—I sent an email to each of you on Thursday. If you're being asked to complete the survey, it means that either a) I don't have your address; b) I don't have payment information to charge shipping; or c) I don't have either of these! 

If I don't have your address, I won't be able to ship your rewards when they're ready to come home to you! And I need your payment details now because I'm using a different platform to manage pledges and collect for shipping. So even though you paid for your rewards on Kickstarter, shipping funds still need to be collected which is why you're being asked for your payment info again. Even though I won’t be charging for shipping until later in the year, I need this now in order to lock down your order! 🙃 

I'll leave you with a photo of my desk from Friday! I've literally just finished this pine marten piece for Leo I and will be sharing it over on Instagram and Twitter. Hope to see you there!

Nicola x

P.S. If anyone accessed Kickstarter via "log in with Apple I.D." and hasn't received their survey, please get in touch! 

Survey Deadline: 18th June!!! ⏰✨
6 months ago – Sun, Jun 11, 2023 at 06:22:18 AM

Hello Wild Ones! 🌲✨

Thanks to the 80% of you who have filled out the survey. There are still 20% who need to complete theirs! Is this you? 👀

The last day to fill out your survey and make final updates to your order is 18th June, one week today! Please remember that I don't have your address until your survey is completed. No survey... no rewards! 🙀

After 18th June, your reward selections will be locked and any additional items you have selected will be charged on 1st July. If you are having problems accessing your survey from the survey email or from here, please send me a message. I'm happy to help! 

If you need to review your information or pledge status, you can return to your survey by clicking the link in your survey email or requesting your survey link under "Lost your survey?" on the BackerKit project page at

And to keep you in the loop on the creative side of things, I've been working away on the development of the remainder of the cards. Here are a few very early sketches so you can see what is coming... 

Very early sketches for Aries III, Taurus III, Gemini II, Leo I and Leo III

And also where it has all been happening! I'm writing to you from my desk right here today...

My studio! There's usually one or two snoozing dogs too.

Thank you all again for being so responsive to answering the BackerKit survey—even though it may not seem like much as an individual backer, it's been tremendously helpful for me!

Nicola x

P.S. You'll still be able to update your address if you need to after 18th June.

Where Is My Survey? And Lunar Calendar 🌜✨
6 months ago – Thu, Jun 01, 2023 at 06:17:08 AM

Hello Wild Ones! 🌲✨

By now, you should have received a survey! Thanks to the 54% of you who have already responded, you're awesome.

If you haven't already, please click on the link in the BackerKit email to fill out your address and take a walk through the pre-order store where you can add additional items to your original pledge. There are loads of goodies! So far, the most popular items have been the wooden card stand, tweed card pouch and the badgers mug...  

Some of you have messaged to say that you can't find your survey or you've not received the email. I would suggest that you...

  • Have a peep in your spam folder, it might well have ended up in there.
  • Look for an email from Nicola Allan, that's me! 👋✨
  • Still no luck? You can send yourself a new survey by clicking here.  

Finally, some of you might have spotted this in the pre-order store but I thought I'd share the lunar calendar that you'll all be receiving with your decks. It includes details of each moon phase for every month along with the zodiac sign and degree of every lunation. I had fun designing it! ✨

Anyhoo, back to sketching out card designs over here, I'll share them with you soon!

Nicola x

The Surveys are Coming! And Some New Add-Ons! 📣✨
6 months ago – Tue, May 23, 2023 at 12:17:03 AM

Hello Wild Ones! 🌲✨

Please keep an eye on your inbox (and maybe your junk mail too) because this time next week, you’ll receive an email with a special link to your survey! When you receive the email with the survey, please click the survey link to respond. 

The survey includes a few questions and asks for your shipping address—we'll use the information you provide to fulfil your rewards. Please fill it in as soon as possible! When completed, you'll get access to the backer only pre-order store where you can add all the extra goodies your heart desires!   

In addition to all the add-on items that were available during the Kickstarter campaign, I've added a bunch more! And especially for you...  backer-only discounted pricing! ✨

I'm particularly excited about our t-shirts! They are made from 100% organic cotton and the water based inks are both vegan and eco-friendly. Both the t-shirt manufacturer and printer abide by the highest possible ethical and sustainability standards too! There are a bunch of designs (available in a range of unisex sizes and different colours) but this is my favourite... 

A Wild One... in the Wild!

There are also tote bags, hoodies, stickers, prints and a very limited number of Faunabelle Tarot goodies for you to choose from too. As rewards should arrive just before the end of the year, you might want to consider getting your holiday shopping off to a very early start! You can take a sneaky peek at the pre-order store here but remember, you'll be getting access to special backer pricing on most items via your survey! ✨

Oh! And if there's something that you'd like to see that hasn't been added, please get in touch and I'll see what I can do. For example, if there's a particular design or character you'd like as a print or on a t-shirt/tote/hoodie/mug, I can probably make that happen for you! 

Hope you are all keeping well :)

Nicola x

P.S. If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the survey will be sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please contact support here.

P.P.S. I wrote a little bit about myself and The Wild Way project over on Instagram today, you can check out the post here!

Thank You! And Next Steps 🪜✨
7 months ago – Thu, May 04, 2023 at 02:12:07 AM

Thank you so much everyone! I'm just so grateful to each and every one of you for supporting my journey, and helping to make The Wild Way Oracle Deck a reality! ✨

At this stage, I just wanted to let you know what will be happening next to keep you in the loop...

First, Kickstarter will charge your cards. Please check and update your card details if necessary—there's a few of you with outstanding payments. Kickstarter will then transfer the funds. This can take up to two weeks.

Second, I'll need to collect your addresses. I’ll be sending a survey at the end of May to gather this information. At this point you'll be able to add more items from the Pre-Order Store if you like. Everything from the campaign will be available there, along with a few new things too! 

NEW The Wild Way Tote in French Navy ✨

I’ll give you a heads up before I send the survey so that you can keep an eye out for it. I'm using Backerkit pledge management software to make it easy to process your pledge reward shipments. You don’t need to create a BackerKit account to answer your survey as the invitation email will contain a link to your very own personal survey. Please fill it out as soon as you get it! It's important to submit your responses as quickly as you can as I will need this information to process your rewards. 

If at any time you need to change your survey responses or update your shipping information, you can click the link in your survey email again or request your survey link under "Lost Your Survey?" on the BackerKit project page.

If you used your Facebook credentials to log in to your Kickstarter account, the BackerKit survey link is sent to the email address you use for your Facebook account. If you have another email address that you prefer to use, please send me a message! 

Another thing to note is that I won't be charging for shipping until much later in the year. As I'm sure you will appreciate, it is quite challenging to estimate costs when the items I will be shipping don't actually exist yet! That said, if you aren't adding any additional items, the final price you pay will be close to the estimates outlined on the campaign page—I've been shipping Faunabelle Tarot all over the world for the last few years so have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the Royal Mail postal system! 

Finally, I've included an easy-to-follow estimated timeline of the next few months, so you can see what I'll be up to as I work to get everything finalised. My aim is to get everything ready and out in the post so it arrives with you well in advance of the holiday season traffic! ✨ 

Oh! And if you know someone who missed out during the campaign, please send them over to the Pre-Order Store where all the goodies (and more!) are available for purchase. 

Again, thanks for all your support, I'm so excited to send you all your rewards! ✨

Nicola x

P.S. I'll be sharing the remainder of the art as it's finished over on The Wild Way Instagram so make sure you're following along there!