Francoise Read has been stamping for over 11 years, has and designed over 300 stamps for the UK and US craft markets. She has launched, among several craft materials, a paper collection for Paper Adventures. She contributes stamping and general papercrafting projects regularly to Crafts Beautiful, plus Craft Stamper and Practical Crafts, and demonstrates for retail and trade shows. This is her second book, but the first for D&C. She lives in Reading, Berkshire, UK.