Firstly thank you all so very much for all the support you have contributed to the questions here, some really good reads. ;)
I decided to get adventurous an put together a ATtiny85 programming breadboard build to try see if I could get it right and indeed it worked using my UNO (burning bootloader) see an image of it here
This worked and I was given the "Done burning bootloader" :D
Pleased with this result I decided to take it a step further (for the first time) and put together a permanent setup using some parts and the build seemed simple enough.... see an image of it here and here
However when swapping to my self build board and trying to load the bootloader I get an error message (no settings changes in the IDE)
The error reads as follows: "avrdude: Yikes! Invalid device signature." The strange thing about this is that its the same chip with the exact same settings in the IDE and what is supposed to be the same shield (just now self built)
Thus my question is, have I built the board incorrectly and thus am getting this error message?