I made this layout for Scrap365 about a similar sojourn last year.
I made some embellishments using Mod Melt. Have you tried it ? There is a whole article about it in the latest issue for Feb/March 2014. Can you see my layout sneaking a peek on the front cover ?
It took a bit of practice to get those little beauties right so do persevere. Let me know if you have any particular problem...you never know, I might be able to help.
Thank you for the prompt Kate. I should have said. The London skyline is clear sellotape by the lovely machine embroider Tobyboo. She told me she freehands all her design on the sewing machine. I met her at a fair in Battersea Park. On checking out the link above, I see she is starting to stock at John Lewis. Lucky girl!