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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I am so creeped out!

I had the creepiest thing happen..about 4 nights ago while I was in bed I heard a loud thud. I didn't think much of it. It sounded like it came from my closet but I figured it came from the bathroom. Then the morning before last I was in my bedroom doing my hair and I heard a kind of scratching noise coming from the closet. The door opened slightly and the sweater I had hanging on it swayed back and forth. this Freaked me out. I got the courage much later lol to open the closet all the way but shoved my dog in first. She had no reaction at all. I moved things around with a stick and can not find where an animal could have snuck in. Then last night right after I went to bed another loud thump. I am totally baffled and a little spooked. I could be an animal that got in some how but I don't see where and this was not a mouse. It had to be larger to open the door like that and a mouse couldn't cause the thumps. We have had a good share of spooky in this house so I don't know what to think. Last night I barricaded the door and I put a little cat food in there to see if it gets eaten...EEP! I am more afraid of a critter in there then a spook lol!!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Grimmy featured in the book A Litany... Cornish and Otherwise

The title of the book is A Litany... Cornish and Otherwise

Postcard Illustrations - 2nd Edition

By Debra Meister

This wonderful book full of spooky postcard illustrations was written by Debra Meister a great new friend and talented author. A few months ago Debra contacted me asking if I could create a Cornish Litany post card full of ghouls and spooks. Of course I had to include Grimmy in the mix. The photo above is a shot of the page my illustrated post card appeared.

Here is a description of this spooky fabulous book written by Debra.

" From Ghoulies and Ghosties
and Long-leggety Beasties
and all things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord deliver us!

No one seems to know where it came from or who wrote it. Sort of spooky, like it just appeared out of nowhere.

Need I say more!

This revised edition includes more vintage postcards and a new section of contemporary artists showing their interpretation of the litany."

I am thrilled to be a part of if and would like to thank Debra for contacting me and including my version of a Cornish Litany.

This is a photo of the cover of the book which is available in soft and Hard cover.

If you would like to know more about the book and how to purchase one please contact Debra at

Debra thanks again for including Grimmy and friends

I can't wait to get my copy!

I do have prints available of the post card I illustrated.

Thanks so much,

Carmen Ellis


Sunday, August 22, 2010


Spooky Hollow Boo-noucements!

Happy Sunday everyone! I have a few updates to tell you about! One is this weeks Make a Wish auction will be ending soon. Here is the link:

25% of the sale will go to the Make a Wish foundation for children.

After this auction ends I will be listing a new one for a Grimmy item donating 100% of the sales!

Another update is a listed an OOAK Halloween charm necklace just packed with charms!
You can find it in my Etsy shop here:

Also on face book I have been giving out Random Golden Grimmy Awards. One person who receives the photo award will win a real golden Grimmy!
You can follow Grimmy on facebook here:

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Halloween Season is almost here and it gets Crazy busy. You might want to beat the rush by visiting my shops above!

I also have a original painting/ illustration at the Halloween Queen's BOO-Tique!

take another peek by going here!

I do have some really cool announcements about Spooky Hollow and I will post about them very soon. Right now they are top secret!! hehe.

I'm really excited about the upcoming Halloween season!! Halloween is so my time of year but I do love making Christmas pieces too!
So....Have a boo-tiful day filled with ghosties and beasties and thing that creep in the night!

Grimmy and
Carmen Ellis

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bid for Make a wish! please read

Hey everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. I did. I played in the garden and gushed because I didn't kill my gourds! I even have pumpkins growing! I'm sick of all the cucumbers though!

I wanted to tell you guys about this weeks ebay auction. I am donating to Make a wish for Children 25 percent of the sale. The bid starts at only a penny. This cause means a lot to me. I am so thankful that I have 4 healthy children. When my little one was born I was terrified. His platelets were low and they had to keep him. They had me so scared telling me that he might have cancer. Thank God within a week his platelets went up on their own. To this day I baby him and get afraid something will happen. I hope you bid and tell your friends. If this goes well next week I will donate 100 percent!

Tomorrow I will post the new Halloween bracelet that I will be listing in Etsy. Congrats Pat on grabbing it first lol

Here is the link to the Ebay auction for make a wish.

Again please show your support so I can list next weeks with 100% of that sales going to Make a wish!

Thanks so very much,

Carmen Ellis

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Did the Monster Mash!

Friday the 13th special Halloween edition painting!

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Hey everyone! I wanted to show you my newest painting Called the Monster mash..It's a graveyard small you know! This painting stars Grimmy as Igor or eyegor if you watched young frankenstein! if you would like to know more about it please visit my Etsy shop because right now I have 2 dogs who really have to go to the bathroom lol!

Look for another letter from me this weekend with lots of new goodies and a reminder about the new contest! Until then happy Friday the 13th and watch out for black cats and Ladders!!

Your weird folk artist

Carmen Ellis

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He is my little Spooky Hollow Version of Vincent!


real quick before my dog's blatter breaks,

You so have to go to my Cafe Press


I got a Spooky Hollow tshirt today and I honestly have to tell you they are top quality! The t is thick and the graphic is totally professional!

I will be adding Monster Mash with igor grimmy on the back later tonight!

Cafe Press spooky Hollow shop click here

If there is a special print that you love in my Etsy or Ebay shop I can make you a custom shirt or hat, teddy bear you name it!

Bye again lol!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

And the winners are...also win Vincent!

And the winners are!!! Drum roll please....
1st Place goes to....Jeniex ( the user name on my spooky web site )
2nd Place goes to......Karen McVitty and
3rd place goes to.....
Just for fun I added a 4th and 5th place...these winners will get little prints.

4th is.......Susan Pastor and
5th goes to... Prim Rags!

Please please email me and let me know you home addresses!

I wanted you to know that my contests are taken seriously. The names picked were done by making a print out of my members user names and actually picking them from a hat lol. ( my son did the picking! )

This months contest will be for this item!

He is my little Spooky Hollow Version of Vincent!

To enter to win him all you have to do is Follow Grimmy Reaper on Facebook!
Easy peasy!
Just go here and click like or follow!

Grimmy Reaper

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It says no recent updates but Grimmy posts all the time! If you already follow him just post right here on the blog to enter!

I wanted to take time out and show you lots of new items and some news about Spooky Hollow but this is going to have to wait a little bit. My family was ill last week...all but me..The germs found me last night.
So as soon as I can chase them off of me I have more surprises and fun things to tell you about and post!

( One thing is about one of my Ghost Hunter friends... a spooky surprise!)

Another one I will quickly tell you about is that I will have special edition Halloween t shirts available very soon. I am almost done designing them. You will also be able to get a Spooky Hollow teddy bear wearing a Spooky Hollow t shirt lol.

The Grimmy Christmas cards are here and I do need to list them for you! If you would like a set before I get them listed just email me! I have a very limited amount right now.

The original card will be forsale around Halloween time!

So do watch for my blog posts or if you are a member of my website
Spooky you get all the announcements first!

This week my website members get 15 percent off any item in my Etsy or Ebay shop. You just need to email me before purchasing!
or find me on yahoo

Both shops can be found on the right side of this blog or if you are reading this from my members email just click on the home page link!

If you would like to join my website to get all the news and fun goodies first just go to my home page and at the top right click register or whatever it says lol! It might say members.... You can even join using your facebook ID.

My weekly Ebay auction will be posted for you tomorrow...the germs won't let me do it today! ( My germs wear tennis shoes and have little antennas! ...

Here are a few pics of new items that will be for sale very soon. If you see something you like that is not in my shops just
email me!

Grimmy Haunted House more info below!

Grimmy Haunted house. Only 3 inches wide and lights up using a tea light! It is so much cuter in person!

Sir Boo A lots Boo Car! It really roles is made mostly of paper clay and paper mache and the mouse is the steering wheel! he is not happy about that at all!

My problem is my Spooky Hollow creations won't stop messing with it!!

Have a wonderful Sunday, congrats to my winners
And God bless!
Carmen Ellis

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Little sneak peek at a Spooky Hollow story

Once upon a time in a land not so far away, as close as your own back yard some people say,
lives a group of little creatures you might call scary..
some are small, some may bite, some are tall and some are a fright,
You might even find a tiny Creature of the night.....but
if you catch a glimpse DO not follow,
because These are the ghouls of Spooky Hollow!

Grimmy tries so hard to make oh so scary faces
but the poor little guy can't even tie his shoe laces!
Skelley falls apart in the funniest places and
In Spooky Hollow
even the worms have faces!

more to come muhahahahahaa..with pictures lol!

Copyright © 2010 Spooky by Carmen Ellis All rights reserved

Will have the contest winners and new art posted tomorrow!
Carmen Ellis