I play with a few friends a lot, and always get stuck into playing support. My friends aren't great, so I always end up playing a support that can be a carry. (Been playing a lot of gragas support, his Q and E makes him very viable IMO.) But, what I do, is start with a vision ward, and mana manipulator. I wait until at least 4:00, or if I see the enemy jungler ganking another lane, I wait for another :30 - :45. When I feel like we MAY get ganked, due to us pushing too hard and the jungler is MIA, I'll put down the vision ward in the brush above bot lane. Usually I'm able to take down the enemy's ward and get the gold back that I spent for the extra vision. I'll wait until 10:00 usually to use my explorer ward on the dragon. There are SOME exceptions. (Fiddlesticks can easily take a 6 minute dragon) on my first back, I usually have enough for another vision ward, a sight ward, and a philostone. So I buy that. Now, unlike MOST supports, this is where I get creative. I use my sight ward on the enemy jungler's red, also near his wraiths, so I can see if he's in that part of the jungle. This is where I get my farm as a support. If the enemy jungler is not near, I take the wraiths, golems, and give my ADC the red (on purple). Leaving one wraith and one lizard minion. Or taking the wolves, and blue for myself (on blue). After a few times going into the jungle, saying I haven't died trying to take the farm, or in better cases, when me and my ADC are ahead, and we kill the jungler trying to take his own buffs, I start building AP/AD items, still letting my ADC have the lane farm and buffs sometimes. However, this is usually when I roam. If you decide to look through my match history, I almost ALWAYS have boots of swiftness/mobility. I help gank lanes for the jungler, and get fed off assists, and some kills. I end up having the third or fourth most farm on my team, from taking the jungle, the most assists, and sometimes, even, the least deaths. As summoner spells I always take heal and clairvoyance. I can safely facecheck bushes with cv, track the enemy jungler's movement, and know who's building what in the very beginning. If you would like me to show you how to execute this support/carry route properly, I will be more than glad to show you how. Add me in game! Name: Managable
Hope this helped. A bit unorthodox, but it may work for you like it does for me. Just remember to keep your vision up.
EDIT: Wow, I wrote a book.