I perhaps should have started out on a firmer surface as it was a bit tricky to get everything as neat as I wanted working on a canvas. Overall I'm very pleased with the overall effect - I think this might form part of my sisters birthday present.
I've use the same techniques as Jo describes here. Ellen's stamps are next on my wish list so for the background I used this lovely wooden stamp my son bought as part of my Christmas present.
I think I need to treat myself to a new craft mat as well !
thank you for looking x